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France's Attitude as Set Forth 
in War Declaration Read to 
Parliament by Leader of 



With the Nation United and 
Finances in Sound Condi- 
tion, Country Will Battle 
Until Ends Are Attained, 

l'ARIS, Dec. 22. — The full text of 
the War declaration of the Government 
us read in Puritan-lout by Premier Vivi- 
an], is as follows: 

■•Gentlemen: — Thero is at this time 
but one single policy — a combat with- 
out mercy until such time as we ac- 
coinBljtsiv-^the -definite liberation of Eu- 
rope, won by a victory Insuring peace. 
This Is the cry which was wrung from 

an lips wueii, during me session or mo 
Chamber of Deputies of August I, there 
became evident, as has been so well 
described by the President of the Re- 
public, that sacred duty which in the 
pages of future history will be tho 
honor of France. 

"This Is the cry which Is being re- 
peated by all Frenchmen, but only 
after they have put an end to the dis- 
cords which too often take possession 
of our minds, and which a blind enemy 
mistook for differences that could not 
In- composed. It is the cry that is be- 
ing heard from the glorious trenches 
where France has thrown all her youth 
and all her. virility. 

Dream of Victory Troubled 

"in front of this rousing evidence, 
unexpected by Germany, of national sen- 
timent, Germany was troubled in the 
intoxication of her dream of victory. 

"On the first day of the conflict Ger- 
many denied, the right; she had re- 
Course to force; she disdained history, 
.iii.l to violate the neutrality of Bel- 
glum and invad,. France .she invoked 
the remarkable law of self-interest. 

"Since this time the German Govern- 
ment has realized thai it was necessary 
Cor it to consider the onlnion of the 
world, and it 'recently .attempted a re- 
habilitation of its altitude by endea- 
voring to threw back on ihe Allies the 
responsibility fur the war. But in spite 
Of this the truth has appeared, It has 
shown Itself rising above the false- 
hoods that amiable credulity nn longer 
accomplishes. All *he documents pub- 
lished by the nations ii.ti r. sled, and 
'•ven yesterday at Home the sensa- 
tional speech of one of the most illus- 
trious representatives of noble Italy. 
are evidence of determination on the 
Part of our enemies, hut frustrated for 
a long time, t., endeavor to bring about 
an unexpected act of aggression. 
Germany Wai Ready 

"If circumstances required it, a sin- 
gle one of these documents would s-ii- 
flce to enlighten the world nn this sub- 
ject. When, at the suggestions of the 
British Government, ail tb" nations con- 
cerned w. re re.piested to suspend their 
military preparations and take part in 
a series of negotiations In London on 
July 81, PHI. FraiiC« and Russia ad- 
hered t.i this proposal. Peace could 

bar.- i ii maintained even at this very 

..critical hour ••' Germanj had been will- 
ing in accept this iih-a. But Germany 
disrupted the situation. On * the first 
id' At| gust she declared war on Russia, 
and made recourse to arms unavoidable. 
And If it is a fact that Germany diplo- 
matically crushed this possibility of 
peace In its in.-eptimi. the reason is that 
I.. r more than forty years she has been 
indefatlgably pursuing her object, which 
was the crushing of France in orrl»r to 
effect the enslavement of the world, 

"Ail these revelations are made be- 
ItoPB iln court Of history, where thero 
is ro place I'm- corruption, and Inso- 
much as Frnnr-r ;m.l lier Allied In spite 

of their love or peace, baVe been con- 
strained to submit to wnr, they will 
make war to the e:id. 

Will Achieve Purposes 
"Faithful to the signature that she at- 
taeiied to the treaty or September 4. 
1914, and to which sh<- pledged her 
honor — thai. Is to say, her life — Frame, 
acting In accord with lier Allies, will not 
sheath her pword until after taking 
Vengeance for outrages, until she bus 
united for all time to the French rnther- 
land the Provinces ravished from h^r by 
force' restored heroic. Belgium to the 
fullness of lier material life anil her 
political independence, and until Prus- 
sian militarism has been crushed, to the 
end that 1t may he possible to recon- 
struct, on a basis of Justice, a Knrcrpe 
finally regenerated. 

"This plan of war and this plan of 
peace do net come to us, gentlemen. In- 
spired by any presumptuous hope. The 
certainty of success Is ours. We owe 
this certainty to our entire army; to 
our navy, which, acting Jointly with the 
British navy, has procured for us the 
mastery Of the seas, and to the troops 
who, in Morocco, successfully repulsed 
igKrcMsivo action. We owe it also to 
the Moldlers who nrn defending our dis- 
tant flag In 'hose French colonies, 
which from the first day turned toward 
France as a daughter would turn to a 
mother in distress. 

"We owe this conviction to our army, 
whose heroism was guided by Incom- 
parable leaders; to the victory of Marne 
and to the victory In Flanders, and we 
owe It to the nation which knew how to 
meet this heroism with union, with 
silence and with serenity in the hour of 
crisis. Thus there have been brought 
out by this Impious war all the virtues 
of our race. We have shown initiative, 
■pint, bravery and temerity, and we 
have been enduring, patler.t and stoical. 

"Gentlemen, let us salute these heroes. 
Olory to those who have fallen on the 
threshold of victory, and also to those 
•who, by this same victory, tomorrow 
will avenge the (alien. A nation that 
incites such «nthuslssm never can 

Bound Finances 
"By ihe organ Ot the Ministry of 

i- I nance, which has convoyed to you a 
masterful explanation of the financial 
situation, there haw been revealed to 
you tin- resources which have accrued 

from the emissions of treasury bonds 

and the advance made by the Sank of 
France. These have, made it possi ' 
for us t" meet the expenses brought 

abOUt by the war. and we have not 

found ii necessary to have recourse to, 
a loan Tlie Baas of France is in con- 
dition, thanks to its excellent standing, 
to furnish the treasury Willi resource-, 

to aid In Hi" re-establishment of the 

.- ink- life of tho country. 

"All this Is evidence of the vitality of 
France, of tho surety of her credit ami 

of tlie confidence wliieli she inspires 

everywhere, in spite of a. war which la 
shaking and impoverishing the world, 
the I'ren.-h banknote is accepted at a 
premium: tile discounting of commer- 
cial paper grows daily, and the total ob- 
tained from indirect taxation Increases. 
All this Is a manifestation of the 
economic strength of a country which 
has adapted itself with facility to the 
difficulties arising from a. deep-seated 
trouble, and which declares before tho 
entire world that the condition of Us 
finances wiy permit It to continue the 
war until the day when the necessary 
compensations shall be obtained. 
right for Liberty 

"Gentlemen, the day of final victory 
has not yet come, and, until it does, 
your task will be one of great difficulty. 
The way may be long, and for this let 
us prepare our spirits and be ever 
courageous. We have Inherited the 
greatest burden of glory that any peo- 
ple can carry. Already the country haH 
agreed to make every sacrifice that this 

Struggles in Western and 
Eastern War Theatres Con- 
tinue Without Any Material 
Change in Armies' Positions. 



Some Advantages Gained by 
Each Side in Eastern Field 
— Four Thousand Boer 
Rebels Now in Prison, 

LDNUUN, Dec. 22. — Heavy fighting Is 
taking place on both the Fas tern and 
Western frontiers, but without "' produc- 
ing any material chauge in the posi- 
tions of the opposing armies. 

In France and Belgium, the Allies' 
offensive is being pressed, and while 
some ground has been gained at widely 
Separated points, other attacks have 
be. n repulsed by the Germans from 
the ir w teon w t r — ut iti'enebed — pu n R l on n. 1-n- 

burstihg through the air. One bursts 
<|Uitc close, Setting a ruined house in a 
tremendous blase, and lighting up the 

whole /.one We are just oul of It; five 
minutes earlier would have shown us all 
up. and We should probably have been 
Very eff..'ili\ ely sin lied. 

rrom Trench to Trench 

"We climbed down little slippery 
slopes and up Others very wearily, over 
in Ida, and then we reached reserve 
tniiehcs at about 7::i0. Uin of in," 
Bleat fears was of sn fl'oeat loll, and to 

stagger into a hole In the ground and 

P.uTl oneself under the earth, his bead 

touching his knees and the roof above, 
in black darkness, not knowing where 
one Is, and feeling caught in on every 
side, is dreadful to me. We do guaid 
duty, each section, Until about 1:30 in 
ihe morning, with slight sniping to re- 
mind one of the Germans, ihen we form 

up und off again, and stagger, it seems, 
foi miles across fields and broken coun- 
try. Here we are at lasl at the first 
line of trenches. Black silent figures 
suddenly appear, a few whispered 
orders, and we find ourselves in the 

"There are five of us in our trench. 
The dawn comes up slowly, and we can 
see what is in front of us. Wo are evi- 
dently on top of a slope. There has to 
be one observer in every trench for half 
an hour all through the day and at 
night an hour. The cold Is still Intense, 
but we open a tin of jam and start 
having breakfast. Suddenly my slice 
of bread and Jam Is covered with clay, 
knocked off the top of the trench. 
Snipers and Shells 

"The snipers are at work, and won- 
derful shots they are too. Over a bun- 
dled bullets were put just in the top of 
our trench, and whenever an observer's 
head — went — ktp — 1« — U**k — thi' m igb— h — m+maU- 

Russian Staff's Report Men- 
tions Number of Fierce En- 
counters Between Pilica 
River and Lower Vistula, 




Many Combats Between Aus- 
trian and Russian Forces in 
Western Galicia — Both Con- 
testants Claim Successes, 

1'ETRGGRAD, Dec. 22.— The following 
statement from the general staff of 
the Russian commander-in-chief was is- 
sued tonight: 

"On December 21, on the left bank of 
the Vistula. River, between its lower 
course and the Pilica Klver, a number 
of f I :rce encounters took place. Among 
these the fighting on the left bank of 
the Pilica developed particularly. 
— Uln — general — iv-c — rnnulnud — ail — thane 

Commander of Submarine That Tor- 
pedoed Turkish Battleship Decorated 
— Two Men Who Captured Trench 

i.'i.M" (X, Dee. B2. -The vi- torla 

CrOSfl Ins Leer iilerrol upon Lieuten- 
ant Commander Norman B, Uollorook, 
« . mmaii'b-i- or the submarine n-11. for 
t' rpedoing the Turkish battleship .\ies- 
sii.iieh in tin- Dardanelles on Deoem- 
hei 18. 

s iet. hi. i Crosses have been awarded 
also tO Seeond I ,icii t el la u I James 1,,-ach 
end Servant John llogau, of the 2nd 

battalion of in,. Manchester Regiment, 

lor "COnspiOUOUS bravery near Fesio- 

bcrt, on Oo.tober 29, when, after their 
trench bud been taken bj Germans, and 

after two attempts t« i op lure had 

railed, they- voluntarily decided oh tho 
afternoon of trie same day to recover 
the trench themselves, and; working 
from traverse to Traverse, at close 
quarters, with great bravery gradually 
succeeded in regaining possession Of 
the trench. They killed eight of the 
enemy, wounded two and made sixteen 


Violent Counter-Attacks Are 
Repulsed, According to the 
French Official Report- 
Ground Held in West, 



Dr. Belaud Wot Wounded 

TORONTO. Dec. 22. — The report that 
the Hon. Dr. Roland, M. P., was 
wounded now appears to have been er- 
roneous. This information is contained 
in a letter received in Toronto from a 
parliamentary colleague of the doctor. 
During the bombardment of Antwerp 
})v. Ueland remained at the hospital, 
going every second day to Cappelle to 
bis wife's residence. When the white 
flag was hoisted on the cathedral In 
Antwerp his wife and the stepdaughter 
fled to Holland to Bergen-Op-Zoom. Dr. 
Belaud and the Mayor remained alone 

in the village and received the first Ger- 
man officers on their way to Antwerp. 

French Make Gains Between 
Argonne and Meuse River 
— Fortunes Varying at Sev- 
eral Other Points, 

PARIS. Dec. 22, — The following offi- 
cial communication' was Issued by the 
French War Office tonight: 

"To the northwest of Puisalenne, 
south of Noyon, the enemy executed 
last night violent counter-attacks, 
which were all repulsed. 

"To tlie south of Varennes wo gained 
a foothold last night In Boureullles. 
Our attacks continued today, and we 
a p po ar — 1+, — have ui a d x pr o gr e ss In th e. 

duty entails. 

"If this contest Is the most gigantic 
ever recorded in history, It is not be- 
cause the people are hurling themselves 
into warfare to conquer territory, to 
win enlargement of material life and 
economic and political advantages, but 
because they are struggling to deter- 
mine the fate of the world. 

"Nothing greater has ever appeared 
before the vision of man. 

"Against barbarity and despotism, 
against the system of provocations and 
methodical menaces which Germany 
called peace; against the system of mur- 
der and pillage which Germany called 
war; against the insolent hegemony of 
a military caste which loosed the 
scourge, France, the emancipated, 
France, the vengeful, at the side of her 
Allies, arose and advanced to tlie fray. 

"That is the stake. It is greater than 
our lives. Let us continue then, to have 
but one united soul, and tomorrow, in 
the peace of victory, we shall recall with 
pride these days of tragedy, for tjiey will 
have made of us more valorous and 
bettor men." 

Advance on General von Hin- 
denburg's Right Wing South 
of Rawa — Successes North 
of Vistula River, 

PFTF.ouhad. Dec. 22.— The end of 
Goners Ivoa Hlndenburg's third invasion 
Of Poland is in sight. A Itussian force 
advanced on Sunday night against the 
right wing of the Germans before War- 
saw the attack south of Rewa 1 , push- 
ing the enemy back from Tomaschow 
and relieving tin threatened danger to 
the linos of communication south of 

\\ ai M " . 

The reports '>r the successes of the 
Russians north of the Vistula ' con- 
tinues to grow in detail and magnitude. 
With tin- exception of Uleschwawa,. on 

tin- border southeast Of Thorn, all of 

Northern Poland on the right bank of 
tlie Vistula is virtually free from the 

Warning Against exaggeration 

COPENHAGEN. Dec. 22. — German 
military experts, while re-affirming the 
r.-ports that the Germans have gain, d 
a victory of great Importance in Poland, 
warn tho German public against exag- 
geration of its magnitude or decisive- 
ness. They state that the Russians have 
Checked their retreat in positions Which 
are strongly fortified. 

Stand on Bsura Klver 

day, Dec. 13, via Berlin. The Hague and 
London. Dee. 2", — < Delayed in transmis- 
sion) — The Russians In retreat before 
Ihe army of Gen. Mackenzen are at- 
tempting to make a stand on the strong 
natural line between the Bzura and 
Rawka Rivers. This line had previously 
been fortified, and the Russians are now 
trying to hold It. The Germans, how- 
ever, already have broken through, and 
It is thought the Russians will be 
obliged to fall bock still farther, al- 
though they are attempting to check the 
German advance by a counter-offensive. 

Tlie Associated Press correspondent 
met 4,000 prisoners this afternoon near 
Lowicz under a small escort, and was 
informed by the commanding general 
that he regarded the situation for the 
Germans as excellent. He expressed 
ihe opinion, however, that heavy fight- 
ing would be necessary before the Itus- 
sians will he obliged to retire behind the 

I.odz lias suffered little through the 
bombardment, but the unemployed work- 
men are destitute. 

the Northern area, tho artillery and 
warships yesterday took up the battle, 
giving the infantry a rest, but lower 
down the line and from the Otse to the 
Meuse fierco -fighting occurred in many 

German System Disturbed 

While the progress of the Allies is 
extremely slow. It is the belief of mili- 
tary exports here and In France that 
th. gains which the general staff has 
been able to report are disturbing the 
German system of fortifications at vital 
rotnts, and will, if successfully con- 
tinued, compel a retirement by the Ger- 
mans from their present lines. 

In the Fast, most of the Germans 
north of the Vistula have retired across 
the Fast Prussian frontier, but south 
of that river, between the Bzura and 
Pilica, the Germans continue their ad- 
vance, and nnnounce tonight that in a 
fierce battle they have succeeded in 
crossing branches of the Bzura and 
Jiawlia. rivers at many places. This 
slould bring the main armies very close 
together, and a few days will tell 
whether the German advance ig to be 
definitely checked or whether the Ger- 
mans are again to threaten Warsaw 
Moving Troops West 

Fighting also eonllnuos in Calicia, 
but here, as BlOng the Bast Prussian 
frontier, the Russians seem to have been 
successful In holding back the Austlu- 
i.'ermau for, ses, The Germans, who ar. 
extremely stroim along the whole Fas<- 
crn frontier, ar. already reported to bn 
moving troops back to the West to in> et 
the Allies' offensive, but h is not con- 
sidered - likely 'hat this movement win 
reach larn. prottortlaaa until some de- 
cisive result has been attained in the 
contest with the Russians. 

The Turks, like their allies, are be- 
ing attacked on two shies. The Russians 
claim tO .have inflicted a severe defeat 
on them in the district of Van, while 
the Allied fleets have be.-n bombarding 
Ivilid Bahr, in the Dardanelles, and a 
French destroyer hns shelled their 
ttcops on the mainland opposite the Isl- 
and of Tenedns. 

The first real view of the extent of 
the South African rebellion is given by 
tin Minister of .Justice, who says that 
4.000 rebels are now It) prison and that 

1.200 have been eenl to their on 
in"!.. There :l " < ■ II a few roaming 
about the country, but they are without 
leaders and are surrendering upon the 

irtnee of I'nion forces. 

enclosure, they were at it again. Sud- 
denly their batteries opened fire on us, 
una, getting tho range with marvelous 
celerity, they continued for the next 
hour to put close on 100 shells on about 
hulf a dozen trenches. Including ours. 
We are all crouched down. Clouds of 
black, evil smelling smoke, showers of 
earth and stones, pieces of shell and 
other debris come flying into the 
trenches. One man finds a large piece 
of shell in his overcoat pocket. No one 
Was hurt In our trench. On our left 
the regiment had four kill. .1 and sov- 
eral wounded. This Is being under fir« 
properly, and we were glad when tbev 
stopped and gave us a rest. Not 80 
with the snipers, who kept It up all 

"Night observation is very nerve- 
racking. All shapes look human, men- 
acing and advancing. There is a tre- 
mendous artillery duel going on on our 
left. We are relieved just before dawn, 
and we creep here very tired, dirty and 
cold, but very glad to have passed 
through our really first test of en- 
«ii ranee all right." 

London Artist Serving in Hon- 
orable Artillery Corps Gives 
Graphic Description of Life 
in Trenches, 

Russian Minister of War 
Affirms That Reports Sent 
Out by German Staff Are 
Sheer Inventions, 

To Increase rrodnetioa 
TORONTO, Dec, 22. — As a result of a 
call made upon the Ontario Department 
of Agriculture by C. C. James, the Fed- 
eral commissioner, tentative arrange- 
ments have been made to set in motion 
the Ontario section of the Dominion 
Government's comprehensive scheme to 
increase production throughout Canada 
as a means of meeting the scarcity in 
foodstuffs that must follow the war. 
In Ontario It le expected that, several 
meetings will be held In esoh county 
during the nest two or three months. 
The details of the plans have yet to be 
• rrlved at, but definite arrangements 
will be announced In the course of s few 

LONDON, Dec. 22. — Under what pic- 
turesque clvi.umstanees men often movo 
forward to the flrlns-Hrre Is described 
by a London artist, a member of the 
Honorable Artillery I'orps. who, with 
Iln sensitive eye of his crnTt, tolls of 
his Impressions with more than ordin- 
ary vividness. Mis letter is undated, 
but was presumably written somewhere 
in IJclglum. 

"After doing work all over one coun- 
try," no writes, "we find ourselves in 
another with every prospect of having 
a warm time, which we have all been 
praying for. At the last place but two 
we were digging a second line of 
trenches, and came In for some very hot 
lire. The r.ext any they caught us as 
wc went to dig In slightly more ad- 
vanced trenches; and we lay In n small 
ditch for about throe hours with shells 
and ririe bullets flying about over our 
heads and flicking leaves off the stunt- 
ed willow trees in our ditch. 

Marching Throogll Snow 

"The niuht before last wc left at 
about 5 o'clock. It was pitch black and 
intensely cold, and snow lay heavily 
everywhere On the fields, roofs and 
trees as we marched silently through 
thf village and out into a long, long 
road, with o wonderful avenue of trees 
like Hobbema's famous picture at the 
National Gallery. On we go, and al- 
ways, like a tremendous surf beating on 
an Iron Shore, comes the booming of 
gun*. Rockets shoot up, leaving a ions 
stream of stars and showing up the 
sUent country, snowbound, nnd very 
P<uoeful looking, until one comes to a 
village totally deserted, heaps of de- 
bris and great shell holes in the road 
nnd roofs telling their dreadful story.. 
"We halt silently and move on again, 
and. as if to remind as that the world 
( i« not so peaceful after jail. saoUs com* 


\KW Vi.H'.K, Dec. 22.— The N-w Vnik 
World hjBl received the following Pe- 
trograd dispatch from General W A. 
Soukhoiulinoff. Russian Mi raster ot 
War and Adjutant of the Czar: 

"All Information uiven out hy the 
QelllSlM ttOOUt their so-call -d brilliant 
\,i..|. i- PoYa&d It sheer Invention. 

"Tb-- partial .U:- ;.l.i. .-nieiii- Of our 

.-, • rules rei entlj • ffi cted bel w the 

Vistula nod Warthe Rivera nore, and 

.-nn have, no bearing upon a prospecl 
that nn:,v have been Inflicted upon us 

h\ tin- encmy'fin tl urse of a battle 

extending over an enormous front 
Such o>.- 1, r rences hi either direction are 
Inevitable. Retreat at one point Is 

compensated tor by an advance at some 

"Thus Si the line of Waisaw Ihe 
enemy Is exhausting himself In vain 
attacks ' n our Il7.tira positions. Use- 
lessly sacrificing considerable num- 
bers of troops 

"Th.- liuiii bank* of the Vistula has 
been entirely cleaned up. The enemy, 

after Q >eiiuus defeat in the region of 
Mlawa. wat thrown back upo.i Its own 

"In 3dutli Poland and in Ivisteru (la- 
IlCia tli- German offensive has been 
stopped ; l.solutely. 

"All efforts of the garrison of 

Przemyl tO force the blockade have 
been d ■'.".■. ited. 

"Under these elrcuinstaiiies there 
can be. no Muestlon of allowing AVar- 
«aw to fall into the Germans' hands, 

"The untruths which the tierman 
general fiaff are trying to "I read may 
find their 9XCUBC in tie- nc-esslty of 

siviiiK heart to the German people ami 
ot infU.eucig public opinion In neutral 
countries In favor of Germany. 

"N'elthe,- the proceeding nor lis em- 
ployment ''• new. The Civilized world 
has been able to gauge their worth." 

attacks, inflicting hea»y losses on the 

"We evacuated only some small posi- 
tions and fell back toward the east In 
order to occupy more advantageous po- 

"Our counter-attacks resulted In tho 
throwing into the river of the German 
troops who had crossed the Bssura near 
SochaczeW. These troops suffered 
heavy losses In killed, Also wo cap- 
tured nine quick-firers. 

Bayonet in T/se 

"Th..' situation between the Pilaa 
River and the Upper Vistula River is 
wlthoul important change, except In 
the region of Skrzyuno, where the Aus- 
trians, after having crossed the Nida 
River, were pushed back upon that 
stream by the bayonet attacks of our 
troops. Kighteen of their "fflcers and 

about looo soldiers surrendered. 

"It has been established that in the 
region of Pry... -dborz on the 19th instant, 
we took seventeen officers nnd about 
1,000 men. 

"In Galicia our operations on the 21st 
instant continued to develop successful- 
ly. N.-ar fcygltce an Austrian division 
made o sudden attack upon our troops, 
I. >il eventually was thrown bach in dis- 
order, laavlng behind l.Oot) dead. 

"Another Austrian • division Which at- 
tacker! us with the bayonet at Qodlowo 
also (Ted, Laving On the battlefield the 
bodies or BOO of their men. In this 
sain.- region tin AUStttans, under the 
pressure or our offensive, lost many 
prisoners, three guns and some mitrail- 

"Th.- sorties attempted by the gaxH- 
son of Przemysl all wer. repulsed. The 
Austrians were thrown back toward 
their fortifications and suffered heavy 

Vienna Statement 

VIENNA, Dec. 22. — The following of- 
ficial statement was issued tonight: 

"In the Carpathians we are fighting 
south of the mountain ridge in the dis- 
trict embraced by the rivers Nngyag, 
Laeorza and Ung. 

"In Galicia yesterday (Monday), the 
Russians renewed the offensive with- 
out succeeding In breaking through. On 
lb.- lOWer I'miaje.-. particularly, ilo-y 

Buffered wvr re losses, 

"Alon^' the Nida River and the dis- 
trict smith of Tomaexow there has I 

Blight fighting Th.- engagemBnts In 
from of Prsemsyl continue.'' 

Bombardment of German Po- 
sitions Along Belgian Coast 
of Much Assistance to Allies 
— Many Batteries Destroyed, 

IxiVKK, Kng„ Dec. 22.— The men-of- 
war have been doing good work in bom- 
barding tiie tierman positions along tin- 
-Belgian coast. They have time after 
time made tlie voyage across the North 
Sea, engaged positions that the Her- 
mans had strongly fortified, destroyed 
batteries, -caused great loss of life 
among the enemy's troops and returned 
safely to port^/ 

Th.-se operaxlons hod particular value 
in the destruction of tin- submarine 
base which the Germans were creating 
at Zeebrugge, The destruction of bat- 
teriSS Pol a radius ..f several miles in- 
land enabled the Allied troops to make 
appreciable advances In the last few i 
days. Some of these batteries which engaged at the week-ond were 

mounted two) "r inure miles Inland, and 
consisted of heavy kiius. 

Tin- German army has not been able 
to obtain the least assistance from their 
powerful navy while this destruction of 
their positions on their right wing and 
the disastrous loss or life accompany- 
ing It has been proceeding*. 


Say It Is Understood That Canadian 

Contingent Will Hot Leave Until End 

Of February — Kay Go to Egypt 

QTXBBKC, D.e. iS.— Major ,T. II. 

I.'l leui eo\ and i /leu I , -I ', d. . ne ! K. S. 

Puis, two Canadian officers of the Orsi 
1 contingent, who reached Quebec today 
from Salisbury Plain, in an interview 
v. d it was understood among the 
troops at SaXtsburj that tlie Brsl con* 
tingent will not leave Salisbury for the 

front before the si nd contingent ar- 

there, hy tlie end of February. 
The u'l-i-i.-rol impression in England, 
ih. -y said, was that the Canadian troops 
for the' most part, at least, will be sent 
to Egypt. Of tlie recent departure of 
tlie Princess Patricia Regiment for the 
front in Franc, (hey said they know 

Mew Jersey Contribution 

ST. CATHARINES'* Dec 22.— An ad- 
ditional Christmas donation of $1,000 
to the St. Catharines Patriotic Fund 
was received today from David Mills, 
of Montclair, N. J„ formerly a resident 
of this city. 

Americas Officers st Berlin 
BERLIN, via The Hague to London. 
Dec. 22. — Lieut.-Col. Joseph E. Kuhne, 
Major De. E. Aultman. Major Clarence 
C. Williams, Captain Wilson B. Burtt, 
Captain Samuel G. Shartle and Captain 
Samuel D. Rockenbach, U. S. A., have 
arrived here from Washington by way 
of Munich. These American officers 
hope to obtain ' the permission of the 
German Government to observe the op- 
erations at the front. 



Corner Fort nrio Broad Streets, 
Wlctorta, B. C. 


— *- 

Latest List of Dead Officers 
Bears Names of Eldest Sons 
of Lord Hardinge and Vis- 
count Falmouth, 

LONDON, Dec. 22.— Tin- Hon. Edward 
Charles Hardinge, eldest son and heir 
of Lord Hardinge, Viceroy of India, a 
lieutenant in the 15th Hussars, has died 
of his wounds, according to the official 
casualty list issued tonight from the 
headquarters of the expeditionary force. 
Hon. Edward was formerly a page of 
honor tb Ills bate Majesty King Ed- 
ward, lie was only 22 years old. Lord 
Hardlnge's second, and only surviving 
son, Hon. Alexander Henry Louis, aged 
20, becomes heir to the viscounty. 

The Hon. Evelyn Edward Thomas 
Boscawen, eldest son and heir of the 
seventh Viscount Falmouth, wa* killed. 
He was 27 years of ege, and a second 
Lieutenant of the Coldstream Guards, 
of whlcn resrlment his father, now a 
tnaJor-gencrnl, was at one time com- 
manding officer. 

There are twenty-five names in the 
list issued tonight, of which five are 
killed, three died of wounds, and 17 
wounded, with one rt prisoner. 

vicinity of Boureullles and to the west 
of Va.ut)uois. 

"There 1s nothing to report concern- 
ing tlie rest of the front." 

Attacks and Couuter-AttncV B 

The afternoon official statement fol- 

"Between the sea and the t»ys, during 
tin- day of December 21 there was noth- 
ing other than artillery engagements. 
Pet ween the Lys and the Aisne we re- 
pulsed a German attacking column, 
which was endeavoring to come out 
from Carency, and we took several 
houses at Blangy. 

"An attack of .tlie enemy on Marnetz 
and the nearby trenches made it Im- 
possible for our troops to make ma- 
terial progress in this direction. In 
the region of Llhtms three attacks of 
the._e.nemy were repulsed. 

■•We made slight gains to the. east 
and to the west of Tracey-le-Val. and 
our artillery did efiicacious lire on tho 
plateau of Nouveron. 

"In the sections of the Aisne and of 
Rhelms there were artillery engage- 

"in Champagne " "d '» the Argonne, 
in ihe vicinity Of Souuin, there have, 
i.eei, violent bayonet engagements. Wo 
hay.- not made perceptible progress in 
this section, We have, occupied in the 
suburbs, of Perthes les llurlus, three 
German positions, representing a front 
Of eiitreii.-hnienls l,:.iHi yards long. To 
the northeast! of Beausejour we have 
consolidated the positions occupied by 
us December Zy, and we have occupied 
till th. trenches In the Immediate vl- 
einiix of Mont Calvolre. 

"in the Const of Pa ilrurie, our pro- 
gress continues. At St. Hubert we re- 
pulsed an attack in the forest of llo- 
l. ..its. IP-re certain ground has been 
hM, but w- recaptured two-thirds of it. 

"Between the Argonne and the Meuse 
there- has been slight progress. In 
the suburbs of VaiKiuols to the north of 
Ij:,- forest of Malaneourt, our troops 
were successful in making their way 
through a barbed wire entanglement In 
taaing possession of certain trenches of 
the enemy where they maintained them- 

"On tlie right bank of the Meuse, in 
tl.. forest of Conscuvoye, we first lost 
; nd then'iuered, after a Ityoiy 
fight, the terrltorj gained by us on 
i '• ■' ember 20. 

"From tin- holghts "| the M.CUSe to 
th. VosgCs iln re- is notlimi; to report," 
Germans Xeport Activity 

Hl-.i: I, l.\, Dec. 22, -A special corrc- 

spondent at The Cologne Cassette, who 
htis just arrived at the headquarters 1 oT 
11.. Duke of SVurtemb'erg, telegraphs 
that the comparative quiet hitherto pre- 
vailing on the Weal front has given 
place within the last three days to such 
unusual activity that the .-soldiers have 
dropped tttl thoughts of preparing for u 
1 'hrlstmas celebration. 

Converted Cruiser at Work 

1,1 i.xi xi.v. Dec. --. • a m-w^ agency re 

port from Anist.-rday quotes from The I 

Telegraaf letters reporting that the 

N'nrd Deutsche I.loyd liner Aachen has 
been hy the Germans Into a 
cruiser, and that it is now engaged in 
a very hazardous task. 

X*or Ion* Serrlce Soldiers 
MONTREAL. Dec. 22.— The Canadian 
Red Cross Society is opening In the 
general hospital here a ward for soldiers 
in service patrolling the canals and 
other Government works and training 
for overseas service. Forty-three 
soldiers are at present in the hospital, 
many of them suffering from pneumonia. 

Many Croaks Sao* run 

OTTAWA. Dee. 22. — Major-General 
Hughes Is still receiving by mall unique 
schemes from inventors and cranks to 
finish the war at once. A Chicago man 
wants the Canadian Government to fi- 
nance the construction of no enormous 
airship, which he claims would soon 
bring hostilities to an end. Plans for 
rnkddns ktvi hurling bombs ant) being 
•tikmltted dally, 


win Bow for Charity 

l,()XI 11 in, Dec, 22, — A notable event 
will be Included In the programme in 
connection "with the charity regatta at 
Richmond Oh the morning of Ttoxlrtg 
Day, Winn the Winnipeg Rowing Club 
members who are at present In training 

with th.- Canadian contingent will op- 

i.ose an Bight made up of well-known 
British s.ii Hers and oarsmen. The re- 
peat ta is promoted for tlie Relglum Re- 
lief l-'und and Richmond Hospital. 

Bullets for Beppellas 
LONDON, Dec. 22.— Dr. C. W. Dawson, 
who discovered the famous Plltdown 
skull has offered to the British War 
office a new bullet for protection against 
Zeppelins. The head of the bullet has a 
cavity which contains phosphorate, some 
of which Is allowed to project beyond 
the apex of the bullet. When the rifle 
is fired the phosphorus Is ignited by the 
discharge. As the bullet lilts the gas 
bag of Zeppelin tlie gas Is Ignited and 
the container exploded. 


Members of Bomadie Bae* Inhabiting 

Southeastern Bussla Will Be 

Added to Cssr's Forces 

PETRi iChaO, Dec. 22. — A number ot 
Calmucks, members of a nonandlc race 
which has always been free from ob- 
ligation to furnish any soldiers for tho 
Russian army, have Just been added to 
the Russian forces 

A deputation from the Calmucks re- 
cently arrived In I'atrograd with a re- 
quest that they be allowed to serve In 
the rnnk< during the present war, and 
offering tC supply mounted troops. 
"our Milieu have volunteered en 
masse." di dared the leader of tho 


The Emperor's reply grant*°l them a 
military organization and 1 privileges 
like some of those enjoyed hy the Cos- 

The Oilmucks are born horsemen, 
and their horses are among the finest 
In the world, closely resembling the 
true Arab breeds. 

In acknowledgment of the Russian 
Emperor granting their pe»lt Ion, the 
delegation answered that it was etn- 
powerel tr deliver to the Imperle! 
treasury s gift of $200,000 In money 
and 1,000 horses. 

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. (From The Colonist, 
Mechanic*' Institute. — Through the llberaltt 
Mechanlci, Inatltuta is dally receiving 
eight volumes, and Messrs. IrMward r 
ail tlven useful books. The liMro** < 
standard weeks. Two «entles*so> Ah* 
received life membership of 

Death In Ssn FMmra 
Langley. In flaa T i ss u e* * 
this etty and -fpent Usui 

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BOULOGNE, Bee, »8.— Th« sreat en- 
durance -iiki ftghtina ability c! the na- 
tive troops irom India who ItKVS coiiiu 
to take i.ari for tht> Ursl timi: In his- 
tory in ,i war against while- troOpB on 
i.'iruiK-un .soil, hu\i' astonished those 
against whom they have been pitted, 
ae widi as ail the Allied commanders, 

exrept the Britlwh. 
Tii" oi ly qmestion whirii arose In 

the British olfircr*' minUs was whrihcr 
the Indian would he ab\c to .stand 

against artillery fire, to which thej 

had never bean subjected in the fron- 

tler war.- Thi.s has been answered f ii 

the iifnr:i,alivc, and they have proved 

as steady under shrapnel fl™ as ■ the 
best of their white comrades in arms. 
Not onl;,- thi.s, but the commanders „f 
the Allied armies aver that they show 
dash and fearlessness to a remarkable 
degree, »r.d have, on many occasions, 
displayed great iniiiiittve under the 
most difficult circumstances 

In a suburb of Boulogne, Kefore the 
entrance of n great field covered with 
many regular rows of teats, stood a 
bronze liyure as still as a statue. It 
was a yihh in his uniform of khaki 
guarding i.he sanatorium in which some 
hundred* of hi* slightly wounded or 
ulllng comrades from the* battlefield 
of Flanders were recuperating from the. 
hardships of the campaign. These war- 
riors from the Punjaub and Bengal, as 
their fellow soldiers, the little hardy 
Ourkhas, the Pathans and Jats from 
the mountains on the Afghanistan fron- 
tier, generally bear the variations of 


Awrtvlaas Vresioosly s<fMt«d la n*«. 

psras* Ooatsst for Oossmanaisg- 

Fosltlon st Torlak 

t-ONPON, Dec -'2.— The capture of 

Belgrad,. by the Servians was only a. - 
oompllshed after desperate fighting, ac- 
cording to the correspondent of The 
Times ai Belgrade. 

"The end virtually cam.-, 1 he Bays', 

"with the Servian capture of the Torlak 
position domUiatliiK Belgrade, on the 
evening of DScembor H. The first Ser- 
vian patrol entered the city on the 15th, 
followed by Kin*: Peter while righting 

was stin proceeding near the bridge. 

"Winn tin- Servian guns smashed the 
bridge a number Of Australia were still 

on the Servian side and surrendered. 

ThiiH the Servians smiiv.l lD.OUO pris- 
oners, eight cannon, l,50o horses and 
150 wagons. 

"A splendid pun waj^ p.uyed by in- 

Ryan, director of th'e Aaoericari it.-.j 

Cross, who remained in Belgrade dur- 
ing the Austrian occupation, lie pro- 
tected and fed the Servian and Austrian 
WOUhdad, and his intervention saved 
pari of the city from destruction. ' 


Chancellor Lloyd George Tells 
French Deputy of Formid- 
able Army Yet to Be Sent to 
Fighting Line, 

' M » l» - Hull I 



Happy Is She 

Who Shops at the Big 
Cash Store 

Happy because she can get what she wants without 

walking all round the town and happier still because 

she saves more money here than elsewhere. 

It- pays to pay cash, but doubly so at Kirkham's 

Anyone placing a general order today may get Any Santa Claus 

Stocking at Half Price. All marked in plain figures, $2.00 to 10c. 

Tliis Is Your Opportunity 

ellmat* with the ff real eat fortitude. 

They de-'Viv they are fighting for their 
"Raj." or the Emperor, and it is not 
for thorn to complain. 

Just ns wen dril!ed and disciplined 
as the ioiriiem of any Kuropcan power, 
they go into battle with the full as- 
surance that they will be victors. When 
they first went Into action they disdained 
the protection of the shelter trenches 
and darted across the open at their 
opponent with their bayonets and 
knives, much to their cost. They have 
.since ioarr.ed. like all the other troops 
engaged in this war of rabbit warrens, 
to bore tneir way through tho earth to 
get at iheir foes, and they have proved 
oven more adept at this kind of fight- 
ing than their European comrades. 


Washington and Oragon JUU«f Ships 

Bxpectad to Ball Early in January 

— Commitu* Chairman Confer 

SEATTLK, Dec. 22.— A conference 
was held today, by Judge Thomas Burke, 
chairman of the Washington Belgian 
relief committee, and T. B. Wilcox, 
chairman of the Oregon committee, at 
which it was arranged that the steamer 
Washington should carry supplies from 
Seattle and Tacoma, while the steamer 
Cranley should go to Portland. Both 
will sail direct for Belgium when they 
have taken on cargo. It is urged that 
contributions be hurried, so that the 
vessels may hall early in Januarv. The 
Washington will arrive In Seattle on 
January 7. There Is no likelihood of 
too much food being sent to make up 
the two cargoes, and tho stuff gathered 
by the committees will be supplemented 
with supplies purchased with cash con- 


J.!i.\imi.\, Dap. 32.— ^pealtlng to j.-m, 
i.i>ji/,-ii«-t, socialist Deputy for Paris, 
-Mr. Lloy 1 (ieorgc, Chancellor, of the 

Bxohwtuar, expressed th«- opinion that 
the Pteaoh people did not realise fully 
the efforts bein^ made by Ku^land for 
the ronin-.on cause of the Allies, and 
hi- quoted the figures previously given. 

"Hut." observed M. Donguet to the 
Chancellor, "how is your enormous con- 
tribution in lie explained, even taking 
into account the cot;t of your formid- 
able fleet, when it Is remembered that 
your army at the front represents 
si an-elr one-sixth of ours?" 

"In i", iiliiy," exclaimed Mr. Lloyd 
George, 'jcnginnrj has :n present more 
than two millions of soldier* and sail- 
ors under arms. Certainly we have, to 
a large extent, to improvise this vast 
army. Parenthetically this is the 
strongest proof of the pacific good will 
that we maintained until the very 

"And fine soldiers, verily, they are 
all Tha pick of the Empire, the best 
of all classes of society, intellectuals 
as well as workmen, rich as well as 
poor, the elite of our trade unionists, 
as well as our most brilliant scholars 
of Oxford • and Cambridge, the bench 
and bar es. well ns the shop, the fac- 
tory as well as the club, hava furnish- 
ed In four months these hundreds of 
thousands of vigorous young men, of 
from il to 36 years, with whom my 
colleague. Lord Kitchener, has formed 
his new army. You know that my two 
.sons hnve rnlistcd, as wall as Mr. As 



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New Navel Oranges 
Nuts, Raisins 
Figs, Dates - 
Grape juice 


Sir H«nty Howard, Diplomatic Xspre- 

B entativ«, Welcomed by Pontiff 

Protestant Alliance Object* 

m wmt 

Bulgarian Minister to Russia 
Says Agreement Has Been 
Reached by Two Kingdoms 
—Both Remain Neutral, 

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•HOME. Doc. 23.— Sir Henry Howard, 
the rirst permanent accredited diplo- 
matic representative ever sent by Qraat 
Britain to the Vatican, arrived to.!., y 
He was welcomed by the Pontiff ^ith 
an announcement that Urltlsh digni- 
taries would be named heads of tho 
Catholic hierarchy in Kgypt, following 
the proclamation of a protectorato 

LONDON, Dec. 22.— The appointment 
o< .Sir Henry Howard as a special Min- 
ister to tho Vatican, has called forth a 
pretest from tho Protestant Alliance, 
which denounces the appointment as 

The Northern Church Council of the 
Church Association, at its December 
meeting in Manchester, framed an ap- 
peal to tho King's Ministers, in which 
it is stated that, diplomatic relations 
between England and the Vatican have 
been discontinued for 400 years, and 
a*kin K for the withdrawal of the pres- 
ent mission, which, it says, "oaofiot but 
erive grave offense to the vast majority 
of Englishmen." 

The protest continues: "This Council 
regrets that any action taken by His 
Majesty's Government at this time of 
crisis In the nation's history should 
place upon the country a controversy 
WlsleJi win strain to fie uttermost the 

leaver or all loyal Bha/Ualmten to stab 

ail .liff. r, nrc-s and worfc together tot 

the defense <>t the Empire.". 


Three Tralnioads rvom Old Country on 

Steamship Grampian Arrlv* at 

Montreal — Special Bent West 



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MOXTOBAU Deo, 22 Chrlstmaj, 

tnui:.-. from On ai Bi h iin started to 
arrive !n .Montreal last nl^l, and this 
morulas, when three special mall 
kwUna I tj "i th,. Qramplan prilled In 
over thi Intercolonial loaded with Li- 
ters an! packages for Montreal, Ontario 
and Wentern Canada. 

There van a particularly heavy mail 

tor W.' Canada, an. I , ,,-]> [ael 

oJght m.i. n \vre sent in to make ut> 
a spocial train on the C. p. i: , , „,„. 
prtslnfi slxt'aan mail oafs, to run dltecl 

tln-o-i:;!, to IVlnnlpog. Thfa l.aln. with 

its big trelghl of ChflBtmas greetings 
from t'u. <iM country !.> the new. wtu, 
it is expected, mak.- a quick r n tiu-ouKli 
to Winnipeg-, It will arrive there in 
time to distribute Its caTSfn so thut 
ni'.si .,'■ the missives will rejich their 
doetlnationB by Christmas day, ai- 
though probably many peopla in tn.- 
more remote districts of Manitoba will 

I. uve tO \. nit a few days fo r tli,-|, ) et . 

The liiampian arriveil ?,t. FTaltfax 
shortly after noon on Sunday 

PICTROUR.YD. Dec. 22.— The Bulgar- 
ian minister announced today that an 
agreement has been reached between 
Koumanla and Bulgaria under which 
Koumanla will restore to Bulgaria the 
Province of Dobrudja and most of the 
other territory which she acquired from 
Bulgaria as a result of the second Bal- 
kan war. 

" -This arrangement has been reached 
without pressure frojh either Germany 
or the Allies." said an official cm,:,. . 
ed with^ the Bulgarian miuiatry. -v\, 
.-'hail couiimif to i..,-" neutral and believe 
Uiin Koumanln. altliough she has no 
<ause to fear us, also will remain neu- 

It has been asserted here that the 
fear of Bulgaria alone had prevented 
Koumanla from invading Austria and 
entering the war on the side of the 

"If Greece would return Kavaja and 
Ute Macedonian territory sho annexed 
during the second Balkan war, and 
Kervla would restore to us the Mace- 
donian provinces she occupied, despite 
her agreement of i:u2, the Balkan union 
could be reconstructed." said the Bul- 
garian Official. "Under these .-ii-cum- 
stances a lasting peace would be estab- 
lish.-, I in the Balkans. But unfortunate- 
ly n. -i th r tlreece nor Servla has shown 
an intention to revise the treaty of 
Bucharest. The heir of the -Servian 
throne, Prince 4Jexandaf, on receiving 
Prlnos Trouliaskoy. when the prince ,ip- 
Hvered his credentials from Kmp.ror 
Nicholas, at Nlsh, yesterday. sakl,< 
'riervia guid.s h*r own national Inter- 
ests,' meaplag that Baryta was not 

ready to return the Macedonia prov- 

•a reconstructed Balkan rnion 
would favor neither the allies nor Ger- 
many, nor would it have any aggres- 
BiVe intentions, ftonmania's Transyl- 

vanian aspirations, Greece's claims to 
Turkish islands, Servla's difference* 
with Auatrta bringa aboul such a oon- 
riici of Interests thai M would be Im- 

flbTe to throw Ulu union an a,. 

una way or tht other. Our relations 
with Turkey w:ii remain friendly. 
' We do ma .1 slreAdrlanopli 


Expected to Reopen on January 4, 

Under Severe Bestrictions as to 

Stock Transactions 

(luith's i-ons. 

"Before Hhe Spring five hundred 
thousand new soldiers, superb, mag- 
nificently trained and full of enthusi- 
asm, Tvtl! nave Joined those Who, side 
by side with the valiant sons of the 
French democracy, are struggling at 
the present time from tho Yser to Bel- 
fort to bring about the end of Prus- 
sian militarism and establish the lib- 
erty of Kurope and that of Germany 
herself. And this will continue unto 
the end, unto victory." 


Hon. Robert Rogers Speaks on Canada's 

Position at Winnipeg — Government 

and People Determined 

WINNIPEG, Dec. 22.— Speaking at a 
luncheon of the Adatiac Club here to- 
day, Hon. Robert Rogers, Minister of 
Public Works, reiterated the determina- 
tion of the Government and people of 
Canada to see the great war through. 

"U'e are in this struggle with all our 
power, with all our energy and with 
everything we possess;" averred Mr. 

The. -Minister of Public "Works re- 
viewed Canada's ready answers to the 
Empire's call. the. raising, preparation 
and dispatch of the first contingent, tho 
Dominlon-wldo response to the call for 
the second contingent . and the nation's 
willingness to go as much further as 
may be required/ 


Situation of Christians in Arabian Town 

i« Described as Perilous— Italian 

Consul Seised 

SAPXJ&B, Dec. 22.— The officers of 
the steamer Capri, which arrived today 
from the Red Sea, describe the situa- 
tion at Hodeida, Arabia, as very grave, 
QWlng to the irritation there against 
i-hristlans, especially lOngllsh and 
Preach, Christians have been threat- 
ened with massacre. 

The French Consul has been seized by 
the Turks, and the Italian Consul was 
Ill-treated, hut is now safe aboard the 
Italian warship (ilullaiua. - 

The French battleship St. Louis 

threatened to bombard the town, but 

the Turkish Government notified the 
warship's officers that the first shot 

fired by the ship would be the signal 
for a slaughter of Europeans. 


Pathetic Story Told in Brief Sentence 

Ridden Under Stamp of Letter 

Mailed by Reeldent of Germany 

WINNIPEG. Doc. 22.— At, American 
Oltisen, resident in Winnipeg and well- 
Known in the business world, received 
o. letter a few days ago from a life- 
long friend now In Germany. The let- 
ter had been censured, but, on the 
whole, it was moderately rptlmlstio. 
The concluding paragraph hnu to the 
recipient a strsngo statement: 

"I remember how enthusiastic a 
stamp collector you are. This is a new 
issue, end in one of the rtrst out ft Is 
worth keeping," 

Now the recipient has never had 
"stamp lever." and never will, but 
that last sentence set him thinking. 
Thought leads to action. He tore off 
the atamp. Underneath he fornd light- 
ly written In pencil: 

"We are starving." 

This from a wealthy man. What of 
the factory hand, the clerk, the la- 
borer J ' 

LONDON, De. 32 -it is turned oh 
good authority thai the tiondon Stock 
Exchange win re-open under heavy 
restrictions on January \. For some 
weeks bargaining has been going oh be- 
tween the stock .x<-han«.- committee, 
the Government and certain bankers, 
the stock e» hange committee rather 
favored an early opening, with reatric. 

tiOnb. The Civernmonl, >_< n the ntlp-r 

hand, stood out for su.Mi regulations as 

would make it dll'riculi, ,,, Jtnpos.sJ.ble,,, 
Cor (Wrmany to finance herself. ln..llon- 

i-ondnn's sttltude toward the sitcress 
of the American Smarkot fa rathor one 
of "I told you so." it is pretty well 
established that (here was no general 
selling from London, but there was con- 
siderable clearing, up of ends of specu- 
lative accounts. . , . 

Certain elements in the London ex- 
change who realize under what heavy 
restrictions It will open are said to pre- 
fer the present conditions to the almost 
entirely non-speeulatlve period whloh 
will follow. 

Mixed carload Bates 
MOXTRKAL. Dec. 23.— Final judg- 
ment of the Dominion Railway commis- 
sion In the matter ..f the proposed can- 
cellation of. mixed carload rates on 
foreign and imported liquors, groceries 
snd other proffacts was received In Mon- 
treal today. The decision of the Board 
suspends the proposed cancellation un- 
til further orders from the Board. The 
proposed cancellation of the old mixed 
carload rules meant a considerable in- 
crease in freight shipments to the West. 

Bermuda Sends Ken 

Hamilton, Bermuda, pec. ?*.-— 
Bermuda, the oldesi of the British colo- 
nics, lias answered the call of Lord 
Kitchener for more men, and from the 
sparse white population that, dwell with- 
in her aea-ewepf shores win send 125 

men to the front. They arc all mem- 
bers of the Bermuda volunteer rifle 
corps, who have come forward of their 
own free will f..r active service and 
their offer was gratefdlly accepted by 
the Secretary of Slate COr War. 

Canadians Starry in England 
LONDON, DSC. 22.— Major Rev. 
Kl.-hmd Henry Steady. ncnlor chap- 
lain of tin- Canadian forces, was mar- 
ried In London on December 20 to 
Klsle Mary, daughter of the Hon. 
innicby Dcnham, Premier or Queens- 
land. Charles William Todd, of- New- 
,port .Salop, will marry In the middle 
of January In London, Violet Radwlll, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Radwlll, of 
Canada. The engag«menf Is announced 
of Charles K. Tucker, of Blrtle. Mani- 
toba, to Rita, daughter ,,f Christopher 
and Mrs. t'larke, of Chnrloet Bedale. 

Britain BUfees ■ns.nlry 

WASHINGTON*, Dec. 22.— A note of in- 
quiry has been addrexeed to the state 
department by the British government, 
In regard to the charges which that 
Government alleges Col. Goethais has ad- 
mitted were baseless, against the oon- 
duct of oertaln British colliers in the 
watera of the Panama Canal Zone. The 
communication implied that the British 
ship captains were harshly treated. 80 
far Secretary Daniels has been unable to 
"learn juat what led to the recent die* 
mantling of the radio apparatus of a 
British collier at Panama, even the name 
of the ship being unknown. He has 
ordered a full report which will be laid 
before the state department au a ba**.u 
for its answer to tae British note, 

Defeated German Column 

I'lOTIMMJUAD, 1m>c. 22.— The heavy 
German column which has been driven 
across the Fast Prussian frontier from 
Mlawa, Itusflan I'oland, by the Bus- 
slans is spreading out to the east and 
west, according to reports received 
here from the front. The purpose of 
the German movement is to debouch to 
the right of the entrenched Maaur Lake 
Position, and to reinforce the troopa 
In tho vicinity of Thorn, for protection 
against the continued Russian advajtee 
on the Thorn-AIIensteln-Incterburg 
railroad, which Is the main strategic 
line paralleling the North Poland fron- 
tier. The Russian successes here not 
only threaten the right of the German 
Maaur Lske position, but also threaten 
the left wing of the army operating be- 
', fors .Warsaw,- 


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Many Members of French 
Chamber of Deputies Re- 
main on Duty at the Bat- 
tle Front, 

PARIS, Dee. 22. — Several places In 
tiir Chamber of Deputies were vacant 
when the historic war session opened. 
Some of these wore because of deaths 
on the battlefields and Others because 
the, .soldier deputies have refused to 
leave tholr i>oMs in the rankti at the 

None of the members was In uniform. 
General Joffre has Issued instructions 
jtermltting the wearing of civilian ' at- 
tire under certain circumstances and to 
appear In the Chamber of Deputies In 
civilian clothes was regarded as more 
in accord with Republican Ideas. 

Nearly 200 deputies have joined the 
colors. Som-o arc serving as privates, 
others have high rank, and othors are 
doing duty in different military de- 
partments. Several members of the 
chamber were In their constituencies 
in the north at the time the Germans 
began -their remarkable dash to the 
southward at the beginning of the war. 
Some of these men ,were able to make 
their way through the lines of the Gor- 
man troops, but others could not and 
wire detained as hostages. 

■Representatives of nil -political groups, 
from . Socialists to extreme Conserva- 
tives, had assembled in the lobbies of 
the Chamber before M. Paul Desehanel, 
Speaker of. the House, .rang his bell call- 
ing order. 

The discussions . among them .were 
conducted with a great degree of ani- 
mation. Nevertheless, it was easy to 
discern the new national spirit which 
has been evident since the beginning of 
hostilities. It pervaded the entire as- 

CftaU hrruti Are *>Urr»i 

OTTAWA, Deo. 22. — According to 
prominent civil servants, the members 
of the civil service will oppose the pro- 
posal to deprive them of their right to 
participate In municipal elections. A 
deputation will be appointed to wait on 
the Government In regard to the mat- 

Turks Bombarded 

LONDON', Dee. 22.— A news agency 
dispatch from Alliens says it Is rumored 
there that the Allied fleet has bom- 
barded the Dardanelles and that a 
1' roneh torpedo boat destroyer has 
Shelled a force of Turks enneentrated op- 
posite TenedOfl Island, In the Aegean 

Football Decision 

LONDON, Dee. 22. — At a meeting of 

the Scottish Football Association tonight 

It whs decided, by fourteen to thirteen 
votes, not to proceed with Scottish Foot- 
ball Cup ties tills season. This decision 
is lu accordance with the recommenda- 
tion of the deputation which recently in- 
terviewed tho war authorities. 

semblage, and the members of tho 
Chamber generally expressed their de- 
termination to show confidence in the 
administration by supporting the Gov- 
ernment proposals without argument. 

On the three seats belonging to the 
Deputies who have lost their lives on 
tho field of battle there had been placed 
wreaths of evergreens tied with the 
dead man's trl-color sash. 

When the Abbe Lemlere entered the 
Chamber he was the centre of hearty 
congratulations for his patriotic, con- 
duct as Mayor of the town of Haze- 
brouck, a locality which has been de- 
vastated by the Germans. 

A stirring and patriotic address by 
M. Desehanel aroused the Chamber 
members to enthusiastic cheering. 

■obton Xeaolution rails 

WASHINGTON, Doc. 22.— The Hob- 
son resolution to submit a constitution- 
al amendment for national prohibition 
to the state legislatures was defeated 
in tho House tonight, 197 members vot- 
ing for and 189 against it. An affirm- 
tiavo. vote of two-thirds was required 
to adopt the resolution. 

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Tarnishes Hospital 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12.— Mrs. Ira- 
Nelson Morris, wife of the American 
Minister to Sweden, has sent to the 
front hospital equipment 'for the core 
of sixty patients, and has organized a 
r. U at committee working in co-opera- 
tion with the Swedish Tied Cross. 

Death of Senator Xlrchhoffer 
OTTAWA. Deft 2J.— The death oc- 
curred suddenly tonight of Hon, Senator 
John Nesbltt Kirchhoffer at his resi- 
dence, Somorset Street. He hud been, 
ailing for several years, hut was up and 
around In his usunl health until a few 
days ago, when he took a turn for the 

Death of Colonel O'Brien 

sn WTY i:.\V, Ont., Dec. 22.— 1.1 Bill ■ 
Col. w. k. O'Brien. ox-M.M J .. died to- 
night at his home here' in his S4th year. 
Mr. O'Brien took a large part in the 
fight against the Jesuit Estates Bill in 
Ottawa In 1880, and wan for many years 
a prominent figure in Dominion poli- 

Sentenced to Be Beared 

WINNIPEG, Dec. 22.— I'rokofy Mat- 
koff, the convicted murderer of Mike 
Kuchnlck, was today sentenced to be 
hanged at Winnipeg Jail on March 19. 
He .smiled when the announcement of the 
court whs translated to him, and told tho 
interpreter that at last he would be able 
to have a smoko. Tobacco was given 
him and ho seemed to enjoy it. 

Cable Censorship 
"WASHINGTON. Dec. 22.— Censorship 
on a scale absolutely without a pre- 
cedent is now In operation over the com- 
plicated system of cables connecting 
Europe with America. After some fric- 
tion the machinery created by the Brit- 
ish Government is now handling an 
average of 50,000 cablegrams each day, 
and even this figure does not represent 
tho full volume of business, because 
many of the cablegrams are,' from tholr 
privileged character, not subject to cen- 

Many Canadians in Salisbury 
Camp Will Be Entertained 
by Friends — Colonel Wil- 
liams Returns From Front, 

Charred With Murdering Women 


Two negroes are held in connection 
with the murder of Miss Catherine Dunn 
a *ev> nt\ -ycnr-old maiden lady, whose 
body wus found In the cellar of her 
home here yesterday. An Inquest wns 
opened here today, one of the prisoners, 
John West, admitted that he was In Miss 
Dunn's house for a pall of water about 
an hour before the body was found. 


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Meiinfp s o'clock. Evening 7:30 end 
» o'clock. 
r*rt*ee— NMIim 1*>. Kvrafaaa He 
end tftc. 

Ktaaaay amis DeeHreyes 
LINDSAY. Out.. Dec. 32.— The e«- 
tensive mills of Home Bros., were to- 
tally destroyed by fire tonight. Owing 
to the inflammable nature of the eoa- 
tent* the flames were soon beyond ooiv 
trol. -The mill* have been working 
night and day fill in* orders for hjanket* 
for the Overscan army, ami upward* of 
H7 rs*r»>on*were employed. The cause 
at the fin la uakacma.^ 

▲natrla Withholds tatereet 

MOW YORK. \w>-. Ti. \UMlro-Hun- 

«iry will |)ny no money, for I he prea 
ent. at least, to <ill«»n eriethles, who imM 
her 4 l-L' per cent note*?, ilu<* Jnnnt.iy 
1 next.' acfedrttfnfe to nnnonncement mntle. 
hero today by Dr. Constantln Dumba, 
AustrlH-Huiifraiinn MlntBter to the 
United Stat.-s. Dr. DnnU.a said that 
the redemption of notea held by citi- 
zens of countries at war with Austria- 
Hungary 1« temporarily suspended. 
Other holders or such note*, it was an- 
nounced, must incompany the notea hy 
afildavlts, assuring the Government 
that no alien enemies have any Interest 
In tho securities to be redeemed. 

r»ror Japaaeee Army 
PARIS, Deo. 22.— r.abrle! Hanotaux, 
former foreign minister, expresses In 
The Figaro today what Appears n> ho 
the prevhlllng view In Krahc» concern- 
ing the proposal that Japan send an 
army to the battlefields of Europe. M. 
Hanotaux takes the view that even 
though Japan should send no more 
than 2B0.000 men, a force which would 
hardly be largo enough to e*ert a 
decisive Influence, she would always 
consider in the event of a vletory for 
the Allies, that site had played sn Im- 
portant part In settling the war. Al- 
though M. Hanotaux makes no allusion 
to the United Stales. It may b" stated 
that the Americans' (rlew-polnj has i>een 
taken Into consideration by the Gov- 

■taadard Oil ateloa 

NEW TOItK. Dec. 2i'.— Another Stand- 
ard Oil Company melon was cut yes- 
terday, malting a fine Christmas pres- 
ent for stockholders of the Ohio Oil 
Company, one of the Standard sub- 
sidiaries. It took the form of a dis- 
tribution of stock of the Illinois pipe 
L»lne Company among the holders, 
equivalent to i3,t 1-3 per cent dividend. 
The Ohio company la .bath »n oil-pro- 
ducing and pipe Una company, operating 
in Ohio. Indiana and Illinois. its 
capital stock la |i5.oo*,0e<» par value, 
divided into It6 shares. J^st year it 
made $22, profit, equal to Iftz per 
eent on Its stock, and /l«ctered 4 67 per 
rent dividend. At a meeting of stock- 
holder* yesterday In Lima, Ohio, the 
Illinois company stock was parceled out 
•o m basis aaoalaaa; 111 ia per eanu ' 

LONDON, Dec. 22. — preparations for 
celebrating Christmas are In full swing 
among the Canadians at Salisbury 
Plain. Many of thi-m will celebrate It 
by putting a good many miles between 
them and the camp. About 8,000 men 
have obtained leave, varying from three 
to seven thiy.VTK'Cordlng to the distance 
they Intend traveling. .Several thous- 
ands more will get leave for the day 

A bright day, with plenty of agree- 
able Incidents, , Is premised for those 
who remain in camp. A church parade 
will bo held and also celebration of holy 
communion. in the evening smoking 
concerts have been arranged by the men 
themselves. Each battalion has been 
given permission to provide dinner ac- 
cording to Its own taste and fancy. The 
second battalion has secured several 
barrels of Canadian apples. 

About fifty men of tho 17th Nova 
Scotians have been transferred to the 
Princess Patricia Regiment. 

Colonel Williams has roturneVI from 
the front, where he spent three weeks 
studying conditions, lie was three days 
and nights in the trenches. On return- 
ing to Salisbury he delivered several 
lecture* to the officers at Bustard. 

Colonel Williams has r.ought to make 
it specially known thai there is no place 
at the front Tor the men of Intemper- 
ate habits. .Men have been shot for be- 
ing found drunk on duty. 

Mrs. Vanirhn. wife of General Vaughn, 
who is now at the front, has been un- 
tiring in behalf of the !>50 Canadians 
now in the hospital, having given up 
her beautiful house in tlic neighborhood 
for coiwaJeecehta, 

( "hrlstmas presents hy the thousands 
pr, now arriving at the hospitals. The 
first brigade having shifted their tents 
to clean, dry ground, tthG themselves so 
comtoriable, especially since securing 
ell stoves for every lent, that they have 
requested thai they shall not be moved 

Into huts. This petition has been grant- 
ed. There are a good many health:, 
fellows who find hut life, stufTy and 
who consider tents preferable, granted 
the camping ground Is high nnd dry. 

The second number of the bulletin 
issued by the 2nd Batlallou is now pub- 
lished, reflecting much credit oh the 
editor, .Signaller Charles Creah'. Like 

the first number, it deals; with camp 
gossip, boa excellent photographs Of 

drill and other dally events and poetry. 
Congratulations are in order to the 
poet who contrives to mako "put hlni 
o.i the bum" rhyme with "went to Bel- 

The London correspondent of The 
Aianchesti r Dally Dispatch, has a note 
anent the presence of officers" wives 
In the i:. Rhliorhoi'd Of Sallsln: i y Plain. 
He likens the coming over of these 
ladies lu the wake Of their husbands to 
the presence of Thackeray's feminine 
characters In Vanity Fair who were all 
assembled In Brussels on the eve of 


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Heroic Stead of Captain Wjreeen With 

Belgian Kaaoere — Waited for 

the Attaok 

During the retreat from Antwerp, 
said an Amsterdam telegram on Tues- 
day, a remarkably plucky stand was 
made by Captain Nyssen, a well-known 
Belgian sportsman, and a detachment of 
fifty Xiancers under his command. 

They were taking part In covering the 
retreat of the Belgian army, and at 8t. 
Laurent wore attacked by a body of 
5,000 Germans. The German com- 
mander summoned th« Belgians to sur- 
render, adding that he had p.t his dis- 
posal a large force with artillery. 

Captain Nyssen sent back the reply: 
"Tell the German commander that I 
don't await his orders, but his attack, 
and that he is confronted by soldiers 
from Liege." 

During the fighting Captain Nyssen 
bore himself aa a hero, and, although 
wounded, encouraged hi* men until he 

MUk fa* BeUtasB 

MONTREAL, Dec. Jl— Ten thousand 
dollars' worth of condensed milk far 
Belgian babies Is to he shipped to 
Rotterdam fay the B8. Trentg/losa, which 
la expected to sail from Halifax within 
the next week with a cargo of supplies 
for the people of Belgium. This was 
decided today. 

Handkerchiefs, of Course, 
She'd Like 

Fine White Lawn Handkerchiefs, hem- 
stitched borders. I'cr doaen, 50c; 

each 5<fc 

Fine White Cross-Bar Lawn Handker- 
chiefs, hemstitched borders. Three for 
25c; each' 10< 

Dainty Lace-Edged Handkerchiefs. 
Each, 25c. 20c. 15c and 10<t 

Real Armenian Lace-Edged Handker- 
chiefs, very narrow edgings, 75c, 50c 
;tnd 35^ 

Better quality, with drawn thread and 
Armenian lace edge, $1.75, $1.25 and 90p 
Dainty Embroidered Lawn Handker- 
chiefs, dozens of pretty designs. Three 
for 25c; each 10<(* 

Many Neatly Embroidered Handker- 
chiefs, fine Irish lawn. Two for 25c; 
each 15<* 

Pure Linen, Hand-Embroidered Hand- 
kerchiefs, scores of lovely patterns, at, 
each 25<i 

Splendid Line of Initialled Handker- 
chiefs at all prices 

Don't Forget the "Tot's" Gift 

Infants' Woolen Bootees, in white and 
color*, 20c tc 75£ 

Infants' Kid and Silk Slippers and Moc- 
casins, in all colors, 25c, 35c, 40c, 50c, 
60o , 6ge, 75o « ,... " ... .OO e* 

Infants' Mitts, 15c, 20c, 25c, 30c, 35c, 40c. 
75c 90<* 

Infants' Woolen Jackets, 65c. 75c, 90c. 
$1.25, $1.50. $1.7o f2.35 

Infants' Wool Overalls, with and with- 
out feet, 60c. 75c OOtf 

Infants' Puff Boxes, 30c, 35c 40^ 

Brushes, 35c 50<* 

Puffs 15£ 

Infants' Bonnets, in wool and silk, range 
in price from 65c to 92.75 

Children's Flannelette Teddy Bear 
Robes, in pink, hhie and tan . . . .*J1.50 

A Very Dainty Assortment of Infants' 
Shortening Dresses, China silk, cash- 
mere, ami >hccr muslins. Wc have these 
at all prices. 

Coats, in cashmere, bear skin and cordu- 
roy velvets, from 6 months to 4 years, 
up from ...92.75 

Neckwear — Always Acceptable 

Novelties in Dainty New Neckwear, in 
sheer organdie, shadow lace, pique, daint- 
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velvet and flowers, showing the new 
effect in colors and vestce combined. 
Prices. 50c. 75c, 90c, $1.00. $1.25 to $2.50 
Flowers for Corsage and Shoulder Wear, 
in roses, orchids, sweet peas, nastur- 
tiums, poinsettas. Prices. 50c, /75c. $1.25 

lO .*..•■. • . . e.*^.-e, 1 ji * ■ « a e '•'• • * j,^**TJewD 

Knitted Silk Mufflers, in greys, browns, 
purple, emerald, white, black, tango, 
navy. sky. rose, vcllow. Prices, 50c, 75c, 

90c, $1.00. $1.75 to » 4.75 

Jaeger Wool Scarves and Mufflers, in 
white, grey, lova*. saxe,* green, purple 
and amethyst. $1.00 and SI. 25 

Reduced Prices on Umbrellas 

Gloria, at $1.25 SI 50. $1.75, $2.25, »2.SO 
A Special Reduction in Gloria and Silk 

Regular to $3.75; special 93.25 

Regular to $5.00; special 9**.25 

Regular u> $7.50; special 9«-75 

Novelty Umbrella, with cord wristlets, in 
navy, purple, green, brown, grey. Regu- 
lar $4.75; special 9-4.25 

A Piece of Toiletware 
Would Please Her 

Beveled-Edge Mirrors, round and oval, 
with Ipns and ring handles, 30c, 50c, 75c, 

$1,25. $1-50, $1.75 92-25 

Clothes Brushes ....91.75 

Hat Brushes, 50c and 91-50 

Dresser Trays, in round, oblong and 
fancy shapes, ;'20c, 25c, 35c, 50c. 75c 

and 91.00 

Jewel and Trinket Boxes, round, "with 

beveled glass top, 50c and 65«- 

Hair Brushes, $2.25 92.50 

Why Not a Marabout or Scarf? 

Marabout Stoles, in black, natural, sky, 
white, pink, navy, amethyst and .fancy 
colorings; assorted prices ranging from 
$3.75. $4.75, $5.90. $6.75, $7.75 to' 912.50 
Marabout Muffs to match stoles. Prices 

$3.75. $6.75. $8.50 to 911.00 

Novelty Sets 1n Shaded - Marabouts — oT" 
natural with tango, natural with brown 
and all white, natural with white, black 
with white. Prices, per set, $16.75, 

$19.00. $27.50 «39.00 

Scarves, chiffon and crepe de chine, plain 
and Dresden, all shades, prices ranging 
from $1.75. $2.75. $3.50 to 912-75 

Gloves, the Most Popular Gift — 

Glove Scrip issued to any amount 
Ladies' Dent's Celebrated R'ial English 
Dogskin Gloves, in rich tans. 
Ladies' Real English Nappa Gloves, for 
triilor-made wear; tans and browns. 
Ladies' Real Kid Gloves, of Chas. Per- 
rin's manufacture, in black, white, tan, 
grey, navy and browns. All sizes, in any 

of these Gloves. Per pair 91.00 

Perrin's Best French Kid Gloves, in 
black, while and all colors. Per 

pair .91.25 

Trefousse or Maggione Extra Fine Kid 
Gkives, black, white and all colors. Per 

pair 91.50 

Dent's Superior Real Cape Gloves, red 

or self stitching. Per pair .91. SO 

Dent's Best Grade of Real Mocha 
Gloves, soft as velvet; brown or dark 

grey; Per pah 91. SO 

Real Mocha Gloves, with fine silk 
linings; browns and dark greys. $2.25 

and 91-75 

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Gloves, with one pearl dome. Per 

pair ,91.25 

Wool- Lined Kid Gloves, in rich tans; 

seamless lining Per pair 91.50 

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black, tan, white and grey. Per 

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Terribly Heary &<>*■*• Buffered— ahoot- 

inf of Xna-Uah Simply Marvellous 

— Must B* Well In form* d 

a lifinmn lieutenant who was killed 
on the field lb France \v;is .s. inched, anil 
In his diary were foun>l the following 
notes, which slvi- a. very ffood account 
»r tho terrible opposition the Kalaer'a 
troops have been facing: 

"81-8-J I. 

'•u ... suffered terribly from the 
enemy's artillery. The village i« In 
ruins and Is Ilk*, a nlftUKhter-liouse — 

oVuii horses, bodies of man lorn to »!;«, 
pools of blood, a picture of horror. Tio 
:,th fteglnten Is marching ;n> to relieve 
us. ThlR regiment has already been 
decimated in the flchting a day or two 


"The en. tiny directs a hellish Tire 
ajraiimt us ami our artillery. One bat- 
tery Ih destroyed, ami the ammunition 
wagon 1r on fire. Wounded are crying 
out whr-n the bravest tremble. My men 
tell their rosaries continually. Only One 
Above can help us." 


"Yesterday one of our sections was 
surprised by the enemy and almost 
annihilated. Only two men survive. 


"We are now near the town of Arras, 
in the northwest of France. T am now 
leader <a* sfrgeant* of my company, as 
all our officers have been killed or 
wounded. We have suffered terrlhle 
losses during the last few days. Yes- 
terday I was nearly killed, a bullet hit- 
ting my belt buckle." 

From a letter of a man of the 216th 
Reserve Regiment. (27th Reserve Corps) : 

"On the 24th October we were, ordered 
to be ready for an assault before dawn. 
We had hardly advanced 600 yards wh<^n 
we were met by a terririe Hliell fire 
from the ISngltsh.' When we were col- 
lected again I found what an awful 
disaster had overtaken u«. Of our bat- 
talion BCarcely eighty men came 

Xote — Thla apparently refer* to one 
of the preliminary attack* In the neigh- 
borhood Of Yprea. 

From a letter of a man of the 342nd 
Reserve Regiment of the same corps: 

"The ahootlng ot th* Engll*h artillery 
I* marvelous. They get the right range 
and direction every shot, and place each 
ahell within a yard of the previous one. 
They must be wonderfully -well Informed 
of our movements. I don't know 
whether the intelligence is obtained by 
thetr aeroplane*, which are always hov- 
ering over us. or whether they have 
MlcnUoaea behind oar Unas." 


Praise for British Tommy lu Trenches 

— Their Work nothing Short 

of BCarvellous 

A staff officer at the front, In prais- 
ing the British soldiers, writes as fol- 
low 1 -; 

"I think We shall soon be going back 
for a much-needed rest for the men. 
Consider they have been In the trenches 
— In some eases only fifty yards away 
from the enemy — for a month, and the 
poor fellows are positively verminous. 
We hope to sort them out soon and give 
them a refit. A rest to them is, how- 
everi by no means a rest to me person- 
ally, as my work increases about ten- 
fold; but l don't mind that a hlt^one la 
only too glad to do anything one can for 
them. A month day and night In the 
trenches, attacking and being attacked 
at any moment of the twenty-four hours. 
How they have stuck It Is an absolute 
marvel. It Is almost incredible what 
our men have done, and 1 feel that 
nothing In the world is too good for 

Otar at Moscow 

MOSCOW, via Petrograd, Dec. 22. — 
The arrival of the Kmpcror and 15m- 
prCSB here today was marked by an en- 
thusiastic reception at the railroad 
station. The Emperor was'welcomed by 
the civilians ami military authorities 
and delegates of the Zemstvo. 

Thunderer Is Safe 

I,ONOON. Ont., Dee. 22.— Evidence of 
the falsity of the German claim that the 
British battleship Thunderer was sunk 
on November 7 Is furnished In a letter 
received today by Mr*. W. A. Plnnegar, 
of this city, from her brother. Robert 
Dunkley, or the crew of the Thunderer. 
The letter Is dated H. M. S. Thunderer, 
November 29, and says nothing about 
the shltf even having been struck. 

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Wednesday, December 33, 1914 


Tim report of the Agricultural i'"in- 
mlsslon la a wry valuable contrtbu- 

1 ion to t!>-e literature of an tixceeiling- 
ly Important subject. It Is a prsise* 
worthy attempt to arrive ut an unUer- 
ing of the present conditions of agri- 
culture In this Province, and to suggest 
ways and means whereby that Indus- 
try can be expanded and render-ed more 
profitable. With all of ihe recommen- 
dations made by the Commissioners 
there may not be universal accord. 
There may be differences of opinion as 
to the correctness of some of their de- 
ductions, l'o.ssibly some critical read- 
era may think that at times they have 
been idealistic rather than practical. 
But there can be no two opinions as 
to the value of the information, which 
they have collated, and as to the sound- 
ness of many of the Ideas they have 
advanced. The report is a veritable 
mine of useful information, if not one 
of their recommendations Is carried in- 
t o effec t by I h n Lti tfi u l a tur a, tta u f a cta 

Willie the dispatches of yesterday 
morning vfSra highly favorable to the 
Allien both In the Western and Eastern 
theatres of war, and those received dur- 

ii.,.; ihr day weiv of the same tenor, 
there waa nothing In them to warrant 
lb, (WCpoCtatlOD thftt any news of «u- 

preme Lnteresl need '"' exjMHJMW for a 

few da.\s. In Having thin vrc aro not 
unmliidlul of tin- Eact that we are 

neeeae&ril} unable to estimate uii.-quate- 
1 Hi. .-imiiii.Mii'r of the advance* 
made by the Miles In the Went or the 
. partitions of the Russians In th'J Ka>t. 
Ae It Ifl the last straw that brinks the 
. back, so It may be that some 

apparently petty bucoobb by the aiiii a 

■will precipitate * general Ornian re- 

i ii . uii-ii-.. \\i- in a. Paris dispatch 
published in an Eastern contemporary 
1 1,,, i "General J off re Is a miser of ids 
i ten's lives." Everything may ho re- 
placed thai Is sacrificed in war, except 

men, ami the I 'i>nmiander-in-« .'lib if has 
clearly no iiitciition of thrown);,' lives 
away. llr :ilsn pOBSesSSS inlinile |.;i- 
I'.iiri'. I!,' is .niidueting this war in 
his own way. He recognized from the 
beginning the superior fitness of the 
Uerman army for war, and his policy 
has been to wait until this superiority 
has been dissipated, knowing that mean- 
while the Allies would be growing 
stronger. The indications are that he 
thinks the time has come for a very 
vigorous offensive. 

yesterday's dispatches brought re- 
ports of the abandonment of Mlddle- 
kerke by the (Hermans, and also an in- 
timation that they had evacuated Os- 
U-nd. The French official report given 
out yesterday related only to the oper- 
ations of the previous day, and it is, of 
course, possible that the unofficial re- 
ports may be true. A Paris report said 
that the British fleet has been bom- 
barding Zeibrugge and Heyst for two 
days. This is altogether probable, and 

I t I s clea r that such an operation may 
be a part of a plan to drive the Ger- 
mans from the Belgian coast. This 
coast Is forty miles long, about twenty- 
five miles having been In possession of 
the Germans and the remainder in that 
of the Allies. Ostend is about midway 
between the French and the Dutch 
frontiers. If it is occupied by the 
Allies, the Germans will lvrdly be able 
to retain their positions between that 
city and the Butch frontier, especially 
in view of the activity of the fleet. The 
only news of importance that we look 
for In the immediate future is the 
abandonment by the Germans of all 
their positions on the coast of Belgium. 
If this proves to be the case, It will be 
an open question if they will respect 
the neutrality of the Netherlands, so 
determined are they to secure a van- 
tage point on the south shore of the 
North Sea. 

A very interesting situation has de- 
veloped In the Woevro district, although 
very little has been said about It in 
the press dispatches. As has been re- 
ported, the Gennans hold St. Mlhiel, on 
the Meuse, about twenty miles south of 
Verdun. From this point to Metas the 
distance Is a little over thirty miles, 
and between those points the Germans 
are maintaining a thin, irregular line, 
which is threatened on both sides by 
the French. How long they can malrfc- 
tain this Intact Is a grave question, but 
a correspondent of The New York 
Herald says they can hardly avoid much 
longer a ,"severe struggle for extrica- 

The most important news from Bo- 
land Is that the Russians have driven 
the Germans across the East Prussian 
frontier, so that 'their line is now be- 
hind Soldau. This town is eighty miles 
ncrth of Warsaw, and, therefore, the 
i'olish capital seems .to be safe from 
any attack from that direction. This 
leaves the Grand Duke Nicholas free to 
send a part of his force against the 
tierman left, which has been endeavor- 
ing to advance upon Warsaw from tin- 
.unction of Thorn, rt Is alleged also 
that the Russians are moving in the 
direction of Thorn along the German 
it-.. Utter railway line. This operation, 
if it can I.,., carried out, must relieve 
Hi" pressure of the German centre 
dust the Russian hi fore Warsaw. 
A;, nearly an it is possible to jndgo, tUjjS 
position in Poland is developing in fa- 
vor of the Russians. 

rsi hui s e ams m e n uin umsbuiuuub uf 
all the god? will praise the good war. 
We Btand at the beginning of a strug- 
gle whose development and duration no 
om: can foretell, and In which as yet 
no combutaiit bus been overwhelmed, 
it Is the statesman's duty to point 
out the seal for the sword, and to pre- 
pare uui«-:jy, skilfully an i strongly for 
the conclusion of pea.', and that duty 
can be fulfilled only by one who has 
not, by short-sighted errors, lost the 
confidence of his countrymen. 

Later In his article he alleges frank- 
ly that Germany Is at war for purposes 
of conquest, not so much territorial 
opiiquest, but the gain of supremacy 

that .shall bo uiic|i>estloable Her ter- 
ritorial aspirations are, he says, mod- 

srata 'w o quote: 

What territory could Germany lake 
from France or Russia 'hat would be 
of any particular use to the German 

people? No; what Germany Is fighting 
tor Is not 1'ri'inh, Polish, Kulhenlati, 
Knthoiilan, Lithuanian provinces — nor is 

it milliards ot Indemnities, The &W*ct 

l.s to hoist the storm-flag of Ihe em- 
plre on the narrow Channel that opens 
and closes tho way to the Atlantic. 

Germany wJM ask for no Indemnity 

from the Powers, and will lie satisfied 
with the occupation of Belgium and a 
part of the French coast. We quotu 

For these she will find her recompense 
in the wholesome terror her victories 
have inspired. If you want anything 
more from us, you may be sure wo will 
never refuse a challenge to fight. We 
will remain in the Belgium Netherlands, 
to which we will add the narrow strip 
of coast so far as Calais. This done 
we will voluntarily close the war, from 
which we have nothing more to gain 
after having vindicated our honor. • 

The conquest of Belgium with all the 
rapine and wanton destruction accom- 
panying It, and the shameful violation 
of faith which preceded it, he describes 
as a "righteous act." Of course, this 
production was not only "made In Ger- 
many," but was Intended for home con- 
sumption only. It doubtless expresses 
the real object of German policy far 

lui lu c MUla r ungua l s u ej t w t c u th e tim e 
one Is taken and the enumerator* are 
sent out to take another. In one in- 
stance. In the United States, all the 
data gathered at one census had not 
been published when the next was 

Statistics nearly five years old are of 
verv little use; and we venture the sug- 
gestion that, if there Is no way in 
which they can be made public in time 
to be of some value, it would be better 
not to gather statistics at all. Nobody 
in particular is to blame for the state 
of things r.ow existing. Somebody 
started it in 1871, and It has been con- 
tinued since, but that is no reason why 
it should continue forever. 


Mr. John Fortescue, thr Librarian of 
Windsor Castle, has written an article 
for The London Times on former fightB 
wilh the Germans which recalls some 
passages in history that have well nigh 
been forgotten. He points out that after 
the accession of the House of Brunswick 
and up to the time of the fall of Na- 
poleon Britain constantly took not only 
Hanoverians but Brunswlokers and Hes- 
sians as mercenaries into her pay. In 
1776 It was the Hessians who wrecked 
the British campaign in America. Wo 

They could not resist the temptation 
of a great carouse on Christmas Day; 
and, while they were feasting, George 
Washington cunningly fell on 1,300 of 
them by surprise and captured the whole 
detachment. The resistance thnt they 
offered was very poor, and, with the 
prospect of entering the ranks of the 
Americans and obtaining a grant of land 
afterwards, they showed little disincli- 
nation to surrender. It is not easy, 
In the circumstances to blame them; 
but their failure upon this occasion went 
far to bring about the ultimate success 
of the Americans. 

Mr. Fortescue points out that the 
Hanoverians were soldiers of a different 

-etempi — ffih e y f o ught in many g U>r-i<wa- 
flelds notably Mlnden and Fontenoy, 
took a share in the defence of Gibraltar, 
were engaged In India In the action of 
Cuddalore, In sundry Quarters of Europe 
and under Wellington in the Peninsula. 
For these reasons Germans have some- 
times boasted of their share in the 
conquest of the British ISmpirc, but as 
Mr. Fortescue says there is a reverse 
side to the picture. Here are his words: 

Even in the Peninsular War the King's 
German Legion showed very grave de- 
fects. The men, for one thing, wore 
terribly prone to desertion, and the few 
Brunswlckers who were with the army 
were even worse than the Hanoverians. 
The German is by nature a home-sick 
creature, and this amiable weakness is 
not without influence upbn hts const- 
ancy as a man of war. The general of- 
ficers also were in many instances dis- 
appointing. Among the useless gener- 
als of whom Wellington contrived to rid 
himself !n 1812-1813 no fewer than three 
out of seven were Germans, and the 
worse of all. alike for poor intelligence 
and for pussilanimity in command, was 
i inlgadier of cavalry, whose miscon- 
duct, due to lack of moral and by no 
means of physical courage, at one mo- 
ment Involved Wellington in very seri- 
ous difficulties. 

But what Mr. Fortescue sets out to 
show is the Instances where the British 
have met the Germans In battle dur- 
ing the past two centuries. Going back 
to the time of Marlborough ho recalls 
the action of Schellenberg in 1704. There 
the British drove the Bavarians in head- 
long rout. Of 12,000 soldiers not more 
than 3,000 rejoined the army of the 
Elector of Bavaria after the engagement. 
Napoleon at the time of Talavera had 
soldiers of all nations fighting under 
his standards, and among these were 
seven German battalions, and two 
Dutch. The latter and two of the Ger- 
man battalions were opposed to the 
British troops composed of battalions 
from the Royal Fusiliers, 1st South 
Lancashires and the 1st Shropshire 
Light Infantry. The British were de- 
cisively victorious and inflicted heavy 
losses on the enemy at the expense of 
only 162 casualties to themselves. At 
Bussaco the Germans (two battalions 
of the rta&cver Legion) were tumbled 
dOwn the steep slope of the hill in five 
minutes by 1.S00 bayonets and never 
ascended it again. Their Leasee were 2 17 
killed and wounded. The following year 
tlo- same legion met the British again at 
FurntcH de Onoro, and again tasted de- 
feat with heavy losn. At Vlttorla there 

was a German Brigade which engaged 

the British and lost 600 men out of the 
2,i'00 who fought. 

While these are the only Instances 
quoted by Mr. Fortescue wo hardly think 
there are any others in which success 
did not lie With the Brltiah when they 
fought against the Germans in past 
wars. The article conclude* with the 

Thus it may he peen that it Is not 
wholly new to the British to meet Ger- 
mans In the field, and to meet them with 
success whether In attack or defence. 
Also it may be noticed that a century 
nRO our musketry was as deadly und un- 
answerable as is our rifle-fire today. 
Napoleons, whether real or spurious, are 
apt to overlook this little matter of 
marksmanship, nn.d history may repeat 
It. sell" by showing that it cannot be 
neglected with impunity. 


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Living-Room Chairs, fumed oak, leather 
seat ■.. .$8.05 to £45.00 

Library Tables, fumed or early English 

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English Chesterfields, $45.00 to $135.00 
Sectional Book Cases, per section to $5.85 

Smokers' Cabinets and 


set forth in it are worth all it has cost 
to assemble them. 

A largo part of the report is devoted 
to the subject of farm credits, and the 
experience of other countries is set 
forth clearly and in much detail. We 
have not yet been able to give this 


branch of the subject as careful an ex- 
amination as \.-e would like to give it 
before expressing any opinion except 
in the most general way. That some 
system of agricultural credits is desir- 
able we readily concede, but the system 
to be adopted calls for very great con- 
sideration, and the work of the Com- 
mission will be an invaluable aid in 
such an effort. This aspect of the case 
is one into w-hich we shall impure fur- 
ther, and for the present shall content 
ourselves with saying that in this de- 
partment of their labors the Commis- 
sioners huve collected a mass of data 
Ironi which it ought to be possible to 
evolve a workable plau for extending 
credit to farmers. 

A feature of the report that cannot 
fall to make a favorable impression up- 
on readers is the absence of anything 
ike dogmatism. When the Commission- 
ers have felt able to speak authorita- 
tively they have done so, but where 
they could not take a position of abso- 
lute certainty they have been content 
to advance what is to be said on both 
sides, and the reader can form his own 
opinions. If agriculture in this Prov- 
ince is to be placed upon its proper 
basis, this"* is the sort of report that 
will l.i* productive of the most good. 
The Commlssioi.ers have very wisely 
been governed by the idea that they 
were not clothed with authority to at- 
tempt to speak the last word on the sev- 
eral phases of the agricultural ques- 
tion, but rather to asstsl the Govern- 
ment, the Legislature and the public 
generally in arriving at a sound policy 
in respect to legislation and the best 
methods In regard to the practical 
prose. -in i'Mi of farming. We say with- 
out the least hesitation that the report 
ought to be read an. J StUfiied i."i ohjj 

by all persona m, public life, but bj 
everyone Interested in agriculture In 
this Province. Frankly speaking, the 

report Is a very agreeable surprise, be- 
cause of the wealth of information and 
u i ful .suggestions which ii mtains 
We Bay this apt because of any doubt 
ever entertained by ua as to the tit. 
Bess of the Commissioners to discharge 
their very heavy responsibilities, but 
because of familiarity with the sub- 
ject, matter of the report and of the 
manner in which it has been handled 

In other places, We are vi-ry glad to 
bo able to bear this tribute to the ex- 

6i ii nt work of the Commission 

Hut there is another aspect of the re- 
port, which, though i,,,i us primary pur- 
posft, may easily b e made of supremo 
value, mid that is the data bearing upon 
agriculture as an industry. To what 

extent the Commissioners mas have (n 

mind the product!,,,, f B hook thai 
WOUld he of value to Individual farmers, 
we ar u unable to say; bi, L we know 
that they haie produee.l something re- 
plete, not so much with suggestions, 
as with facta from which an Intelligent 
tanner can draw conclusions thai will 
bo exceedingly helpful tp him. (me of 
the things we have now In mind, al- 
though it is far from the only otic, Is 
Hie. completion of statistics of farm 
produce riilwrd In this Province and of 
that which Is Imported. These tables 
will repay careful study hy practical 
men. We can easily ace how associa- 
tions of farmers might meet for the 
consideration of them as a preliminary 
step towardB co-q^peratlon. There are 
other facta presented which Individual 
farmers ought to know, and which will 
to a very considerable degree compen- 
sate for the lack of experience under 
which all new settlers mast labor in a 
new country, wb«r« conditions are some- 
what unique. 

There are several features of this re- 
port that may be advantageously re- 
ferred to on some other occasion. 


i:\en lii this country wo have Some 

)'!• . I ■ .ii peoph too, who arc not 

pjuitt as sue as they would like to be 
that Greal Britain is not more respon- 
sible for tin- war than liny would like 

her to be. They have been Influenced 

by the assertions of Clorinan princes. 

statesmen, newspaper*, ministers qt re* 

Hglon and COllsge professors. Mr. 

George Bernard Shaw has been emitting 
a mass ,,f assertions which are calcu- 
late. i in create in the minds of readers 
an lmpr*salen 'hat Oermany was not 
really very n?UCh tO blame, if she was 

to blame at all. lie does not come to 

any specin,. eoiielusion. lie never does 

about anything, but pe haves an im- 
pression Upon the mind not. hy any 

means 1'awiraMe to the llrltish view. 
Heir iVlaxiniilllan Harden, a I'ru.sslan 
journalist of Mk1i repute, contributes 
his quota to the elucidation of the ques- 
tion, and hOWevojT much wo may differ 

from lit m in his opinions we must con- 
cede his perfect frankness. He Is un- 
der no delusion as to where the respon- 
sibility for the war lies, and he says 
so in language that admits of no mis- 
understanding. We quote: 

Let us drop our miserable attempts 
to excuse Ucrmany's acijon. Let us 
have done with paltry abuse of the 
enemy. Not against our will, and as a 
nation taken by surprise, did we hurl 
ourselves Into this gigantic venture. 
We willed it: we had to will It. We 
do not stand befon* the Judgment-seat 
of Europe; wo acknowledge no such 

Our might shall create a now law in 
Kurope, It Is Germany that strikes. 
When she has conquered new domains 

more truly than all the dispatches and 
speeches of German statesmen. Its 
frankness to some extent redeems its 



'Daisy," who to The Colonist Is In 
a sense "vox et preterea nihil," which, 
we may explain, means that she is a 
name only, and so far as this paper Is 
concerned not a personality, protests 
against the Introduction of Latin Into 
conversation or writing. She says It Is 
out of date. In a very large degree she 
is right. During the Eighteenth Cen- 
tury a distinguished statesman, speak- 
ing in the House of Commons referred to 
his possible retirement from public life 
and he went on to quote certain lines 
from a Latin poet, In which the writer 
spoko of an Intention on his part to re- 
tire Into obscurity. In the course of 
his impassioned declaration the poet 
used the expression, "Involvo mo mca 
virtut*," which may be freely trans- 
lated as "I will be content with my 
conscious integrity." When the states- 
man came to this part of the quotation 
he paused, left these words unspoken 
and completed the quotation without 
them. Wo can hardly fancy the Brit- 
ish Columbia Legislature applaud- 
ing the omission of four words 
from a Latin quotation. Yes, we think 
that our correspondent Is right to a 
very considerable degnce in thinking 
that Latin quotations and Latin words 
are "Out of date" nowadays. 

But there are times when quotations 
from another language than our own 
are not only allowable but very proper, 
for no one is obliged to use only those 
expressions that everybody understands. 
If there was such an obligation we 
would have to dtscard a groat deal of 
the English language. It was the Rev. 
Sydney Smith, we think, who told the 
tollowlng story: He was writing a ser- 
mon and used tho word "ostentatious," 
when the thought occurred to hlra that 
i-Tiiaps till his congregation might not 
understand it- He ranfc the bell, which 
was answered by the parlor maid, and 
he asked lor what she would under- 
stand by the expression ' m ostentatious 
man." The inanl replied: "1 would 
think h- was a very pious gentleman." 
ii. told the maid to s< ml in the butler, 
to wlimii he pui the same question, anil 
the ii pi'. WMi "I should think, sir, that 
bo would be what We call a jolly good 
lellou." Yet. surely no one would say 

thai we should not us-* the word osten- 
tatious, We should be sorry to sug- 
gest that our correspondent does "ot 
know what "truculent" means, but w r o 
venture to ffUSSS that B s I many Col- 
onist readers will be far front being 
VI ry sure about It. A certain politician, 
who now occupies a place n, tb ( , parlia- 
ment, or Canada, unco called upon an 
audience to "enuilate" a certain law. 
The. audieiii e applauded. II. v.-auld be 
Interesting to know what he meant and 
what Ids audience thought lie meant. 
II.. certainly did lu >> mean '•emulate." 
But to return to our muttons, which ex- 
I'l.'Ksiou we use in preference to the 
D'ronoh so as to avoid offence, the us. 
or Latin in Writing for general perusal 
is objectionable; in conversation circum- 
stances must uovcrn. There are, how- 
e\er. certain expression 1 from the Latin 
01 from modern foreign languages with 
which all persons ought, If possible, to 
familiarize themselves. Many of the 
Cheaper dictionaries contain a list of 
these, and It Is a good thing, when one 
comes across such expressions, to look 
them up and see what they mean. The 
English language Is in u constant pro- 
cess of formation. For example, tho 
later editions of the dictionaries give 
"ennuye" as English. 

W« are lust In receipt of the fifth 
volume of the Census of lilt, which 
contains statistics cf Canadian manu- 
factures for 1910. Thero is nothing 
exceptional in this delay. In tho Domin- 
ion and the United States, census re- 
turns keep dribbling uut at morn or 

We are in receipt of a circular 'let- 
ter from Toronto asking us to print tho 
names of a number of people, all but 
three or whom reside In Ontario, who 
have given money and comforts of 
various sorts to the North Sea fleet. 
We do not propone to do anything of 
the kind. If people in Ontario desire to 
obtain publicity for the fact that they 
hoTvo given small sums of money, a few 
socks and things like that to the navy, 
we shall be glad to give it at our usual 
advertising rate* and turn the money 
over to the fund to which they have 

In JSngland »,l«5 women are em- 
ployed iii the coal mlnjng Industry, 2,95* 
in ths building trade, 7,174 on the 
railways, and 7,284 In the engineering, 
machine making, iron founding and 
boiler-making trades. 


Our splendid display of furniture for the den, on our 
third floor, will suggest many appropriate and useful 
gifts for the man of the house. Latest style English Cel- 
larettes, in fumed or early English finished oak, have three 
cupboards and one drawer. Are fitted up with glasses, etc., 
all complete. When closed, there is nothing in their appear- 
ance that reveals the nature of the cabinet. Cash Price $36. 

Another neat style has a top which makes a conven- 
ient card table, and the cupboard is well fitted up. Cash 
Price $14.85. 

A small Cabinet in dull mahogany finish is a remark- 
able value at a Cash Price of $5.40. 


Folding Card Tables 

These inexpensive tables make a very appropriate 
Christmas gift. They are just the thing when a few 
friends drop »in for a quiet game of cards. They can be 
used for many purposes, are light, strong and compact. 
Can be folded into very small space. Cash Prices $3.60 to 

Gifts for the Man 

Come and see our Handsome Art Brassware. You'll find 
many gifts that will bring the gentlemen pleasure and comfort 
for many a long day. 


Pipe Racks $1.35 to Si. So 

Paper Weights, each 58c 

Tie Racks $2.50 to $4.50 

Ink Wells $1.80 to KS.40 

Book Racks 60c to $4.50 

Dinner Gongs $5.40 

Paper Clips $1.35 to S 1..S8 

Calendars, 90c to $2.70 

Smokers' Sets . . .$2.70 to S.S.8-1 

Paptr Knives 58c to $1.58 

Photo Frames . . $2.25 to $3.60 
Mirrors $2.70 to $3. 1 5 

Wilton and Axminstcr 

Replace your faded, worn-out carpet with a new Wilton or Axminster Carpet and 
you'll be surprised and delighted 1 with the improvement in the appearance of your 
whole drawing-room. Money invested in the home yields one hundred per Cent profit 
in comfort and happiness all the year round. The rich, luxurious appearance, beauti- 
ful soft colorings and exquisite designs of our Wilton and Axminster Carpets will ap- 
peal to all lovers of beauty. We'll be pleased to take measurements and give estimate* 
free. Cash Prices, per yard, $2.02 to $3.82. 

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649 Yates Street 

Phone 1232 


We Can Insure You in Any Line 

What Insurance Do You Want? Fire, Automobile, 


We specialize in all lines of Insurance and write our 
policies only in the best companies. 

Tracksell, Douglas & Co. 

Members Victoria Real Estate Exchange 
722 Yates Street Phones 4176 and 4177 

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Only a few more days to CHRISTMAS. Book your seats early. 
Enjoy your CHRISTMAS Dinner in the old-fashioned way with 
your friends. All Service men are specially invited. 

DINNER from 12 noon to 2 o'clock and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 



Christinas Day 

Cars on all routes will commence running at 
9 a.m. (as on Sundays); and will continue 
running until the usual time, as on week days. 


B. C. Electric Railway Company, Ltd. 



British Columbia Electric Railway 
Company, Limited— 


Christmas and New Year Holidays 

For the Above Holidays. Special Return Rate of Fare and One-Third 

Between All Points 

CHRISTMAS— Dates of sale. December 2-1 and 25. Final return 
limit, December 26. 

NEW YEAR— Dates of gale, December 31 January 1. Final re- 
turn limit* January 2. 1915. 


Train No. 4, due to arrive Victoria 8:15 a.m., Train No. 19, due to 
leave Victoria 6:25 p.m., will be annulled on Christmas Day. 

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And other leading retailers throughout the Island. 


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Publicity Commissioner Cuth- 
bert Predicts Good Results 
From Three Weeks' Public- 
ity Campaign, 

Thu climatic advantages ol' Victoria, 
coupled with tin: fia.vora.ble position this 
oily will hold hi relation to the great 
markets of South America, the Antipo- 
des uinl the Orient, following the 
Opening of the Panama Canal, will mean 
great growth in an industrial way in 
the opinion of Publicity Commissioner 
Cuthbert who returned yesterday after a 
three weeks' trip to the East. He vis- 
ited the chief Prairie centres, the lead- 
ing cities of Eastern Canada as well as 
the centres of the middle and North Pa- 
cific States. Commissioner Cuthbert's 
trip had to do with the furthering of 
the objects of the Victoria and Island 
Development Association and while 
away he spent much of his time inter- 
viewing railway officials, with a view 
to arranging for low fares for tourists 
to this Island, and for the immense traf- 
fic which next year will be directed 
this way because of the Panama-Pacific 
Exposition at San Francisco. As a re- 
sult, literature describing the attractions 
of Victoria as a tourist and residential 
centre will be placed in every Important 
railway office, and assurances have been 
received from the transportation heads 
that everything possible will be done 
by them to arrange to have the tourist 
routed this way. 

"I have visited most of the important 
Canadian cities," said Commissioner 
Cuthbert yesterday, "and I am convinced 
that Victoria has as good an opportunity 
as some, and a greater tlian many, of 
becoming an industrial centre. We 
must attract people here, for the very 
best method of setting forth the attrac- 

tions, or a pint's is ny having people 
come and see for themselves. Manu- 
facturers, railway officials and others 
assured me that the tourist was the man 
to be attracted. He is on the look out 
for opportunities, has studied various 
cities and is quick to see the advantages 
of a place. The climatic conditions here 
will largely conteract what some people 
believe is our chief drawback, our loca- 
tion on an Island. In Los Angeles over 
200 new factories have been established 
within a few years and Los Angeles was 
built up first from the tourist trafric. 
Victoria occupies essentially the same 
relation to the Pacific Northwest as does 
Los Angeles to the Southwest A belief 
in the future of the City and a united 
effort in its behalf, equal to that shown 
by the residents of the Southern Cali- 
fornia city, and the future of Victoria 
is assured." 

industrial Growth 

Touching upon Victoria's position as a 
manufacturing centre, Commissioner 
Cuthbert stated that at Winnipeg ho had 
examined closely the fine exhibit made 
by the. Industrial Bureau of that fit v. 
probably the i>cst exhibit of its kind 
in any city on this continent. Out- 
side of the large showing made by the 
Dominion and Provincial Governments 
and those by the C. P. R. and Q. T. P. 
the Commissioner could only find some 
four or fhte articles manufactured In 
Winnipeg and its district, which aro 
not now manufactured in Victoria. With- 
out doubt the greatest need in Victoria 
is the" education of the people as to 
what the city is actually doing in that 

Great Interest was shown hy promi- 
nent business men of the K:i*t in the 
efforts of the Victoria and Island De- 
velopment Association to formulate a 
si -ii'-me of land development, along lines 
which the Association recently submit- 
ted to the Provincial Government here. 
The consensus <>f opinion »M that the 
plan contained the only possible solu- 
tion of a question which has become of 
the utmost importance in a country, Hie 
development of thc natural wealth of 
which means so much. 

Government Ala 

The need of. more active participation 

in this work by the governments In ef- 
forts to help the man who desires to 
got on to the land was repeatedly .10- 
phasized by men who bulk largo In the 
business &hd transportation alTairs of 
f !in;nl;i and who declared that less at- 
tention to attracting hordes of immi- 
grants from Europe and more to placing 
the men now In Canada upon the land 
Was the chief necessity. Development 
or the vacant places and an apprecia- 
tion by the public that al present there 
is something like $380,000,0(10 going out 
or tlw country for goods which can be 
obtained in Canada or can be advantage- 
ously produced here -were two things 
which were Imperative If the prosperity 
of the Dominion was to be maintained 
and increasel 

At Ottawa Comcolssioner Cuthbert met 
a number or the Members of the Govern- 
ment and mlvuneed the suggestion that 
the Dominion and Provincial Govern- 
ments should co-operate and formulate 
a national movement towards land set- 
tlement under which every man who 
desired to do so would be placed upon 
the land ami assisted, at least In the 
earlier Stages of his work. In each 
Province could lie established a l'rovin- 
ciflrf farm, not of the. experimental va- 
riety solely, but one run on a commer- 
cial basis where men would bo trained 
in a practical manner and at the same 
time do productive work. In such a 
scheme British Columbia would be vital- 
ly Interested. 

Railway officials told Commissioner 
Cuthbert that in his efforts to attract 
the attention of tourists to Victoria 
the proper method was being used. Put- 
ting the claims of the city directly be- 
fore the men whose duty It is to route 
the traffic and sell the tickets was the 
only method that would bring results. 
In only one case wan his request for 
assistance from the railway men met 
with coolness. 

Through newspaper Interviews and 
otherwise Commissioner Cuthbert was 
able, to correct some misconceptions en- 
tertained by Easterners respecting Vic- 
toria, especially regarding Its Importance 
as a port, apart from Its attractiveness 
as a residential and tourist city. 

fendants. It seems that certain poles 
and wires were placed in and strung 
over a portion of this private property 
and were removed subsequently. The 
point emphasised is the fact that, in 
the course of the work, a number of 
oak trees were "trimmed." The loss of 
one In particular Mr. Parfllt. in his 
evidence, deplored, assorting that it was 
one of the chief reasons why he had 
purchased the property. His opinion 
was that, with this tree as an adorn- 
ment, It would have made a magnificent 
apartment house site. 

Responsibility for the damage to trees 
Is a point at issue between the com- 
pany and the city. In the afternoon the 
testimony of men in the employ of the 
B. C. Electric was heard, and they were 
closely questioned as to where they got 
their authority to tamper with the 
oaks. They asserted that it came from 
officials of the city, who said that the 
trees would have to come down anyway, 
txeause they were on land covered by 
the widening scheme then in hand. 

The case still la under way, an ad- 
journment having been taken to 11 
o'clock this morning. 

The plaintiffs arc represented by Mr. 
H. C. Hall, of Messrs. Tait, Brandon & 
Hall; counsel for the company are 
Messrs. j(. B. Robertson and A. D.King, 
while the city's interests are being 
watched by Mr. T. R. Robertson, K. C. 


Poultrymen of Island District Hold Ex- 
hibition of Stock — Value of 


A very successful poultry show was 
held, at Cobble Hill last Thursday. Mr. 
W. H, Hayward, M. P. P., opened the 
exhibition with a few well-chosen words 
on the value of the poultry industry and 
the importance of co-operation among 
all classes of agriculturists. 

The entries were numerous and the 
quality of th£ exhibits' On the whole 
very high, especially in the popular va- 
rieties. The innovations of a tea room 
and a bran pie for the children proved 
great successes. 

An auction sale of dressed poultry 
and eggs, on behalf of the Patriotic 
Fund, realized |15. There was a large 
attendance on the second day of the 


Parfltt Bra*. Sue ». ©. Blectrio Bellway 

Co. and Oity B oooeaee Xavalved— 

Case Still Under Way 

Parfltt Bros, are the plaintiffs in a 
suit which Is in progress before Mr. 
Justice Oregory in the Supreme Court. 
They seek damages for the alleged 
trespass of the B. C. Electric Railway 
Company on their property In the Park district. The Com- 
pany and the city are associated as de- 



Directors of Arts and Crafts 
Club Suggest That Work Be 
Associated With Tha + of 
Continuation Classes, 

Urging that the works of the Arts 
and Crafts Club should bo taken over 
by the Board of School Trustees ami 
incorporated with the work now being 
carried on by the board under the sys- 
tem of njght clashes, a deputation rep- 
resenting the club waited upon the 
trustees yesterday afternoon. The dep- 
utation was composed of Miss Mills, 
Miss Crease, Dr. Hasell and Mr. J. J. 
Shallcros:?. As there was no quorum of 
the' Bosrd of Trustees precent no defi- 
nite action could be taken by thc board, 
but the matter will be immediately con- 
sidered and an answer given at an 
early date. 

Mr. Shallcross explained that the 
work had been carried on for the past 
two years by the club, and bad been 
chiefly maintained by private sub- 
siriptlon f.nd fees charged the pupils. 
He touched upon its importance not 
on lv from the purely artistic standpoint 
but also from that of Utility. Training 
was given In a class of work which 
commanded high wages and which will 
bo most important if, as Victorians 
hope, the Industrial growth Of the city 
i:> to be continued. The worU not a 
mere fad but one which conduced to 
the welfare of the city. 

Mr. Shallcross stated that the Gov- 
ernment had promised to make a grant 
but could only do so if tba work were 
brought under the direction of the Board 
of School Trustees and carried on in 
conjunction with the night classes now 
being held, towards the cost cf whh b 
a Government grunt was being made. 
Such a. method would provide for the 
i'nanl naming supervisor* for the sub- 
ject* to be taught. 

On the point of outlay. Mr. Phalieross 
stated that the club had 1600 In the 
lank and the plant and equipment now 
In use could be handed over to the 
trustees. Any additional riant re- 
quired could be purchased out of the 
cash on hand. In return the trustees 
should «c.L sside two rooms ':i the new 
High School for the classes, capable 
teachers &efe available and by the levy 
of a small fee as was now done in 
connection with the night classes the 
financial burden upon the sjchool Board 
would be nil. 

r»r. HifieU seconded the rsSMtrks <jC 
Mr. Shallcross, statins: that he hoped 
to see some day a well-equipped Art 
School. The move suggested would be 
a beginning towards that end. The 
present war, one against materialism, 
would bo the precur«or of a higher 
standard and a higher outlook on all 
Impartial questions. This higher 
standard must be catered to by educa- 
tional bodies, 

To Mr. .fay, Mr. Shallcross stated that 
there Was no doubt In his mind that 
the School Board would not he called 
upon to contribute anything for at 
least Six months »nd during that time 
a trial could bo made. 

Municipal Inspector Paul said that 
the present night clasnoe were attended 
by approximately 300 students and the 
cost to the School Board was very 
small *-•■ the fees collected and the 
Government grant covered the greater 
part of the outlay. 

Trustee Hall believed the suggestion 
made by Mr. Shallcross was a good 
one but suggested, in view of the fact 
that no quorum of the board was pres- 
ent, that an early meeting b« held to 
discuss the matter. 

Mr. "Shsllcross suggested thst the 
advisory hoard to be named by the 
trustees should consist of those who 
have already conducted the work and 
he named, besides himself, Miss Mills, 
Miss Crease, Dr. Hasell, Mr. Irving 
and Mr. T. Bam ford 




Finchs' Bankrupt Sale 
Draws thc Crowds 

Every woman upon entering the store — and they enter by swarms — finds 

herself x 

Face to Face With Bargains She 
Never Dared Hope For 

There are less than thirty hours for gift seekers and those who would complete 
their own wardrobe for Xmas to make their purchases at less than cost. 

$2.25 Pure Silk 
Hose for • • . 


Pure Silk Hose, reinforced heels and toes, shades of grey, tan, Nile, mauve, sky, 
cream, white, lemon, gold and navy. Reg. per pair $2.25. Special to clear at $1.25 






Regular 2 5c each, to clear, two for .25c 



FOR 2 





Ladies' Heavy Fleece Lined Cotton Vests, all sizes. Reg. 
60c, now for 35c or three for .$1.00 





All the newest meshes, polka dots and neat cross bar ef- 
fects, black and all colors. Reg. to $1.25 for ... .75c 

Other Veilings. Reg. to $ 1.25 for 50c 

Another, regular to 75c for '. 25c 



FOR 3 







Rubberized Raincoats, 12 only, shades of olive, fruus 

and greens. All this season's styles. Some with belts 

and military collars. 








These arc worth at least four times the price -asked. All §J 00 

this season's buying, smart styles and well lined. Navvs, * 

two tone, etc. A SUIT 





Ladies' Linen Collars, in double band -dnd semi-Dutch ef- 
fects. Reg. to 60c for 10c 








Ladies' Long Woolen Gloves, assorted shades. Reg. per 
pair 60c, now 35 c 








Ladies' Tight Roll Umbrellas, gloria tops finished with rib- 
bon edge, large variety of handles. 




No Goods Changed, Charged, or Sent on Approbation, During Sale 

Phone 1404 


719 YATES ST. 

Setting at reit a rumor circulated re- 
cently that Bugene Tease, the greet 
Belgian violinist, had been wounded and 
that two of hie eone toad been killed. 
Loudon Charlton, the prominent man- 
ager of concert tour a, say* In a letter 
addressed to a well-known Vlc<ori«n 

that Ysaye la in London in exceeding- 
Jy good hc-alth ;ind making money. The 
writer le nol informed concerning his 
two sons, but ventures the opinion that 
neither is In danger. 

some other interesting information 
concerning famous artists is contained 
in Mr. Charlton's letter. Madame Clara 
Butt is devoting the entire proceeds of 
all her concerts this season, sixty in 
number, to war fund purposes. Thus 
she Is doing this big season's work 
without taking one penny for herself. 
ller husband, Mr. Kennerly Rumford, 
has gone to the front with his motor 
car in ambulance service. Jacques 
Thlbaud and his motor ear are In the 
French army also. 


Montreal Beal Kstate Agent Charged 

With Seising Ghees and Uttering 

Porged Document 


Germans Arrested In Wew Orleans Sup- 
posed to Bare Plotted Destruction 
of Preach Liner Bochambean 

was at once fr,»ed from custody ana 
left for the West. 

MONTREAL, Dec. 22.— Ja.v es liin h- 
cnough, a local real estate ngent, was 
sentenced today by Judge Fteaudln to 
twelve months In jail on charges of 
raising a check from S54 to $5 4.000, 
and uttering a forged document. He 
has already served nine months' in 
Jail, and to has but three months' 

Blrchenough, It was charged, raised a 
check drawn on the Merchant*!' Bank of 
Canada In favor of Mrs. Thomas Sonne 
for foi, to f&4.000, by adding the 
word t hours nd and the clpheru. It was 
further charged he gave this check to 
Mrs. Bonne as a guarantee of good 
faith In traawferrlng property and se- 
cured the deed* on documents to which 
Mra, Sonne's signature wis forged. 

The charge thst Blrchenough forged 
the signature was abandoned whan «e 
placed the responsibility for the for- 
gery upon a clerk in bis employ. Before 
Blrchenoogh gave this testimony la tola 
own defonce the clerk had left Canada 
as a volunteer in the first contingent. 

The output of coal la Oreat Britain 
rturtng 1*11 was :»7.4tt,iit tens, en la- 
erases of !7.tit.J»i tons over the output 
la mi. It Is the niftiest on record. 

.NEW KOREANS. Dec. 2.!.— The ar- 
rest here tonight, of four Germans is 
believed by thc police to have frus- 
trated a plot to blow up the French 
SS. Rociiambeau. 

The police confiscated a. box contain- 
ing eevouty-five pounds of dynamite 
set by clockwork to expiods elx and 
one-half days from tonight. Two of 
those cnestcd confessed, according to 
the police 

The plan, it was said, was to ship 
the bomb hy express consigned to the 
Flochambeau at Xew York. Ic was In- 
tended that the vessel would be blown 
up after she got to sea. 

"Worry ever the prospective lose 6t 
Innocent lives is believed u. be re- 
sponsible for the discovery of the plot. 


Minister Exposes Falsity of Oeraiaa 

Statements in Begard to Documents 

Pound in Brnssels 


Train Aeetfleat in Poland Said to Bats 

Cost fclvae of Beerly Thousand 

Austrian Soldiers 

LthVDOX, Dec. 23.— Nearly 1,000 
Austrian soldiers are reported to have 
been killed or injured in a collision of 
two troop trains near Kallws, Russian 
Poland, according to The Dally Tele- 
graphs Petrograd correspondent 

The trains are reported to have met 
while running at full speed aa the re- 
sult of an accidental opening of a 
switch. Many of the car a were reduced 
to matchwood by the Impact and the 
passengers were crushed. 

Aetata*** em 

OSIIAWA, Ont, D«c ll^-Wnk'-gy^ajg^ 
the half-breed, who wu brvught hep* 
by Provincial Inspector Or aa a to* 
nectlon with the murder of 
wuiiam Stone, at Whitby 
the result of bin 
very closely wltk «*st eg 
around Hayds n ea nt r s BaBta 
which rslleved ^W 
having hatfa 

Ni:\V YC-llK. Dec. 22.— E. Havenlth, 
Belgian Minister to the "United States, 
who In in" this city, issues a statement 
dealing with cortaln documents which 
arc said to have been found in the Bel- 
gian Government archives at Brussels 
by German officials. Concerning these 
papers, which, as he puts it. "the Ger- 
man Government claims prove that Bel- 
glum violated her neutrality," the Min- 
ister sahi: 

"The documents contained merely 
conversations between military offtccr<l 
In regard to a possible future co-opera- 
tion of thetr armies in the event of vio- 
lation of Belgian territory by Germany. 
They never even resulted In an agree- 
ment between those Governments, 
military attaches having no authority 
to make such agreements." 

Xuerta'B Daughter 

BARCELONA, Dec. 22— A daughter 
of General Vletorlano Huerta, former 
President i>r Mexico, was married yes» 
terday to General Qulros, General Huer- 
ta'* aide. 

glneer Reagan, of 
and the fireman 
this morning Wnefc, 
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railed freight 

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Liquidator's Sale 

The Immense Stock of Highest Grades of 
Men's and Women's 



Between Drysd ale's and Gordon's 

Who orders all goods sold and store closed 3 1st inst. We 
have only seven more business days in which to do this, 
and prices have been cut in half in order to make its ac- 
complishment certain. The loss will be verv heavy, but 

Creditors Want It Closed Up — It Is Your Oppor- 
tunity — Do Not Neglect It — Save Money 

The C. E. McKeen Shoe 
Stores Co., Limited 




The Xmas Spirit 
at Kirkham's 

Every Department is just brim full of Xmas suggestions 
■n pure eatables and drinkables. The latest to arrive is a 
shipment of CRYSTALIZED FRUITS, in boxes from y 2 lb. 
to 7 lbs. Assorted Fruits, Crystalized Cherries, Glace Cherries, 
Figs, Apricots and Pears. Also Ginger Chips in tins, and 

Stem Ginger in Syrup. 

Local Turkeys 
Plum Puddings 
Xmas Cakes 

Plenty of Good Things Here for Xmas 

Almond Paste 
Figs, Dates, 
Nuts, Raisins 

Santa Claus Stock- 
Bonbons, Etc. 


r*lm Al»rm — a raise alarm from tlio 
l)o\ ui the corner of Kuckluml Avenue 
■ nil St. Charles .Street (rave the rlre de- 
partment a needless run last evening y.t 

!<:;!"> o'clock. 

Ctty'a Man Contribute --The men em- 
ployed by thu city on boulevards, 
Htrt.ta, garbage collections, sewers, 
waterworks, carpenters department, 
blacksmith shop, and engineer's depart- 
ment (day mem, today turned in to the 
victoria Patriotic Ad .Society their 
monthly contribution of $10:'. 

Mudlark Cases — Further evidence was 

taken in connection Willi the allegations 
of assault, as a result or the recent 
fracas among the crew of the dredge 
Mudlark, before Magistrate Jay yester- 
day. It was the same story as that re- 
lated on Monday witli a few variations. 
.1 udgment was resen ed, 

Back From Kevelatoke — The lion. 
Thomas Taylor, Minister of Public 
Works, has returned from a brief visit 
l.i Revels toke and adjacent points along 
.the line of the C. P. It. He reports thut 
business and general conditions are 
about normal, despite the war. Though 
the snowfall la some sections has been 
quite severe, as -v..t there have he, n no 
interruptions to the through train ser- 

Sent Hampers to Outposts — The 
DaiiKhters of the Kmpiro were busy 
yesterday at headquarters. The Flor- 
ence Nightingale Btaepttft was in char^.. 
The Camosun Chapter was packing 
Christmas hampers, and the rations 
committee was engaged in sending off 
hampers to the fourteen military out- 
posts on the Island. A large number of 
contributions were received yesterday, 
including socks, wristlets, children's 
clothing, and a tablecloth, to be sold for 
the benefit of the emergency fund. 

Will Urge Reduction— At a meeting of 
the Board of Police Commissioners to 
be held this afternoon at the Citl Hall 
a deputation from the Civic Retrench- 
ment Association will be present to 
urge that in -framing the expenditure for 
next year the board will cut its esti- 
mates to the lowest possible point. The 
Association recently met the City Coun- 
cil and proffered the same request. It 
is probable that a meeting with the 

H. 0. Kirkham & Co., Ltd. 


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Grocery, 178 and 179 

Butcher. 2678; Liquor, 2677 

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We wish to emphasize the fact that we do not sell AMERICAN 
COAL. We only handle the .famous WELLINGTON COAL 

Note the Price $6*50 Per Ton Cash 

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The British Columbia 

Old Country 

Public School Boys' 


All old boy* •( British Puolla 
■ohools, now in Vancouver Island. 
B. C, are requested to communicate 
the Information to the 
Secretary of the Association: <1) 
Kama, (I) oreeent address, (•) old 
aehool and date of residence there. 
C4) present •couaatlon. a copy of 
the constitution and by-laws of the 
Association will he sent to every old 
pabllo school bar Who la not already 
a member thereof. It la hoped that 
all may Join, so that a, complete 
r»e-lstor of old publlo school boya 
Ww In Vancouver Ialand may ba ob- 
tained. Old member* who have not 
done ao are requested to notify the 
■aoretary of any chance of addreaa. 
Addreae to the Secretary. 

Bob 812, VICTORIA, B.C. 

What to Give a 

Pertiatps ymi save him a lie 
l.i ! _\ear — but he doesn't 
wear one now. Why not fol- 
low the late Queen Victoria's 
example? Give him a box 
of Chocolates, and be sure to 
get them at 

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Head Btere. INT Gee* «tree». 
Branches i nil Dou«Iaa Street, if 9* 

• tresc. lit Tatee atttat 


Looks Hk'' 'Mil Kills* with 
Silver dciniHlt trimmings. 

Rerry Bats. %?..::,; Salad Set, 
t3,G0; Water s.i. iS.Se ; i,™- 
ortftde set. in.r.O: ice <'rpnm 
Sot, *:ini>; h>uK;ir and Cream. 
B5o| Bon -Bon JjishfS, 60o nnd 

R. A. Brown & Co. 

1302 IM>I <,|.AM STKKEI, 
irhone 3Tvz 
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H al H ills 

MMl QeUktVft St. 


., ■ '■; i 

Xmas Bargains 

We are offering excep- 
tional bargains in Semi- 
Porcelain and China 
Dinner Seta, <H*afwan, 
Aluminum War*. Nickel 
Pitted Wan. Bratc 
we, Carvitur Seta, 
Table Cutlery, Boys' 

Wagon*, Hodtey 

, Skate* Etc 

Watson ft McGregor 

«47 Johneon Street 

Bttard or St'hool Trustees will also be 

To Believe Distress — The Salvation 
Army are doing their utmost to relieve 
distress and bring Christmas cheep to 
the homes of those who are really in 
need. This year the call for assist- 
ance is much greater than in other years, 
and considerably more than double the 
number of Christmas hampers will be 
given away. The people of Victoria 
have always come to support the Army 
in this movement in the past, and it Is 
hoped that they will respond again this 
year. In connection with this effort 
street collections will he taken up and 
the old fashioned Christmas pots will be 

Motor Licenses — While mniiy applica- 
tions for renewals of motor licenses 
are being received at the office of the 
Provincial Police Department, the num- 
ber is not up to that of former years. 
Tbe attention of owners is called to the 
fact that applications must now be made. 
It Is also pointed out that the new 1916 
number plates must not be affixed to 
cars uutll the first of the year, and 
the existing numbers must be retained 
until that time. The Motor Act re- 
quires that the current year's plates 
be retained until the end of the year. 
Breaches of this regulation can be made 
the basis of a prosecution. 

Through Pare* Qnotad — The Hon, 
Thomas Taylor, Minister of Railways, 
has been advised that the Urand Trunk 
Pacific, with a view to competing on g 
more equal basis with other transconti- 
nental lines, has decided to extend tin- 
same rates to passengers traveling by 
their vessels and trains to 'Winnipeg 
and Eastern points ns are charged on 
other lines. The overland trains now 
operating out of Prince Rupert will con- 
nect with t he boa A from Victoria and 
Vancouver nnd vice versa. The boat 
rives at t!i«- Northern terminal' of tin: 
Urand Trunk I'neine on Wednesdays. 
the same d..y as the train departs for 
the Bast 

Central Belief Bureau — At a private 
-ion of the city Council yesterday 
afternoon, the request of the Central 
Employment WM Belli r Association, the 
ni-A'iinizerl at Friday's meeting of 
representatives uf the \ ariuus eliarl table 
bodies of the City, was AfrtuafHtfl. -n,,. 

suggestion made to the Council was that 
.in Office at store be rented '>y the City 
ami an officer Installed to receive regis- 
trations of those Booking employment 

and ri U I After an hour's discussion 
of the matter the council appointed a 

sub-committee composed of the Mayor 

and Aldermen Porter, Bell, and Dllworth 
to further Investigate the proposal and 
report bach to I be council. 

Claim Is Allowed — An action for 
goods sold 'and delivered ard for money 
advanced was heard In the County 
<'o'>rt yesterday; the plaintiff* being 
G-Opdall Brothers, general merchants. 
Col wood, and the defendants Mr, and 
Mrs. Anderson. Tho amount BOUghl 
was JS.-Jfi.IO. According to Mr. Charted 
H. Cooilall, the goods were either taken 

by Mrs. Anderson or delivered to her 
house, while money was advanced on a 
Cheque. His Honor found for the 
plaintiffs Tor the full amount, teas 
?6. SO. Mr. R. TI. Pooley, M. P. p, 

acted for Goodal] Brothers, while Mr. 
f. A. M.i)iarmi.i appeared for' the de- 

Salmon Vary Best— The I dm. \V. J, 

Bowser is in receipl of Che following 
telegram from Mr. av. D. Burdls, secre- 
tary of the British Columbia Sal,, K,n 
Canners' Association^ "The action of 
British Columbia in donating 25,000 
cases or pink salmon to the British 
<:o\ ernmeiit. having been adversely 
criticized, this association desires me 
to testify to (he soundness Of I he policy 
adopted. [ emphatically assert, that 
the pink salmon furnished was the very 
hrst of Its kind and a most valuable 
food staple. The decision enabled a 
n uch larger quantity to be sent under 
the appropriation nnd will surely In- 
crease the BrTWsn demand for this 
Wholesome nnd nutritious variety of 

notary Clue— Mr. Jesse M. Warren, 
the architect of the Centrnl Building] 
and other prominent buildings, is the 
hero of this week's ipeel"! article in 
Hunshine, the Rotary Club's weekly 
publication. The weekly luncheon on 
Thursday will be featured by a "Get 
Acquainted Christmas Tree," from 
which no member will receive a gift 
unless he can guess the name of the 
member who donated it. The clue Is 
supposed to lie In the nature of the gift, 
which is intended to be typical of the 
member's business. Statistics compiled 
by the secretary show that «».17 per 
cent was the average attendance of 
members at the weekly luncheons dur- 
ing 1914. Mr. James Adams and Mr. 
W. H. P. Sweeney never missed a 

latlon of the new paving plant, ordered 
early In the year by the city and now 
here is underway at the city yard on Oar- 
bally Road. The concrete foundations 
have been put down and brick work will 
be commenced today. By Monday or 
Tuesday it is expected the erection 
of the plant proper will commence; The 
plant, which is of the semi-portable 
type, will cost approximately JI8.000. 
When In working order It will permit the 
city to carry out paving work by day 
labor and obviate the contract ays- 
system hitherto In vogue. In addition to 
tho expense for the plant there must 
be a wharf, sheds and other accessories 
erected, the cost of which will prob- 
ably be In tho neighborhood of 110,000. 
Special OltriaTtmaa Barrio* — The 
scholars of First Presbyterian Sunday 
School are to assemble at the church at 
10:30 on Sunday morning, the 27th inst., 
and will occupy the front pews of the 
church. The pastor has arranged a 
Special service, and the choir has ar- 
ranged for special music. Immediately 
after the church service, the final writ- 
ten review of the lessons for the year 
inM will be hold by the school. Six 
special prizes arc to be given, and It Is 
hoped that a record crowd of scholars 
Will be present. 

Estimates needy— AH the depart- 
mental estimates of expenditures are 
now in the hands of the City Council, 
and at a special session next Tuesday 
evening the figures will be considered. 
While reductions have been made in 
every department for the coming year, 
it will be difficult for the board to make 
an aggregate cut of 25 per cent unless 
drastic curtailment is decided upon. 
Practically one-half of the revenue will 
be required for fixed charges over which 
tho Council has no control, but which 
must be met. It, therefore, means that 
tho reduction will have to come off the 
balance of the revenue, which must be * 
reduced one-half to make the 25 .per 
cent cut on the aggregate outlay. 

Esquimau Conditions — up to the 
present there has been no dlftnlte lin- 
ing up of candidates either for the 
Reeve's chair or for Councillor in the 
Ksquhnalt Municipality. Councillor 
Anderson has been announced for the 
position which is being vacated by 
Reeve Saunders, but no name has been 
mentioned in opposition to his and the 


Your Xmas Fare 

at a Very Low 


When making your aetswtleas af 
table deltaactoe don't (all U take tbe 
< at Mate Grocor la to eeweMerwtloa. 
You ran depend upon getting a 
square deal, nnd your porketbook 
will benefit by our low prices. 


Japanese Oranges, per box 35c 

Naval Oranges, per iloie. ?B0 to. 40<; 
Mtneo Meut. per lb. 15o to 25c 

New KIks. Daios, Candy. 

English Mixed ltlscults, lb 15c 

English Mixed lilacuits, per package, 

26c t0 Stic 

Enprlisii Biscuits, 2-lb. Tins, large 

assortment Mr 

Cigars, put up in ->t, and DO to box, 

at a very special price. 

Table Jellies, 4 for S5c 

Upton's Jellies, :i for 85c 

Toilet Roup, large boxes, put up es- 

p«*eially for Xmas presents, per 

box > 2.35 

Bread, per loar Oc 

com. Country 'Gentleman, 2 for. 25<s 
Tablo Raisins, per box, 15c and.. »0r. 

Xmas Htocklngs, 3 for 10c 

Xnuis ^.lockings, 3 for S5c 

Xma« Stockings, 2 fur i6o nnd 

each 45,. 

Unfermonted Wines, per bot 40c 

Uqueurs, per bot 50c 

naspberry Vlnegur, per bot 85c 

Pineapple Juice per bot. ,'tOc and. 50c 

Kops Aln or stout, :; bottles 50c 

Grape Juice, per bol 20c 

Cape Cod Cranberries, per lb 12c 

general belief f B that the election will 
be by acclamation. The only other re- 
tirement in connection with the pres- 
ent Council Is Councillor Cave. It la 
believed that. All the others will be in 
the field again. No business of Im- 
portance was transacted at Monday 
night's meeting. A, report from the 
engineer indicated that the work in pro- 
gress is in flrst-class shape and that 
the recent fine weather has facilitated 
its progress. 

Praises Map— Mr. S. W. TInch. super- 
intendent of publications for the Inter- 
national Railway Publishing Co.. of 
Montreal, publishers of the Canadian 
Railway Guide and Gazetteer, has writ- 
ten to the Hon. VT. R. Ross. Minister of 
Loads, a letter in appreciation of the 
line map of New Westminster and Yale 
districts, recently issued by the Pro- 
vincial Government. Mr. TInch says thouK.M his company annually re- 
ceives large numbers of maps from all 
over the world, they have never yet 
£ttn one which re|l,< ts slI ,, n ],[ R ii. c i aRS 
workmanship and artistic trentment of 
detail as the one under review. This is 
ftlt to be high praise coming from such 
a source. The map was drawn by Mr. 
O. G. Aitlcln, chief geographer of tho 
Lands Department, and lithographed and 
Printed by The Colonist Printing & Pub- 
lishing Company. Limited. 

mush at Post Office — There Is no 
cessation of activity among members of 
tbe staff of the Victoria Post Office. 
The rush grows more evident as Christ- 
mas approaches. While the bulk of the 
business now is in the handling of 
local mails and letters, newspapers, 
parcels, etc., received from, or destined 
to, nearby points, there [a a great fie*] 
which cannot bo classified. Testerdas', 
for instance, a large mail was made up 
for Australia. The R. M. 's. Niagara 
leaves today. It is said that ■ tsBft 
mall, consisting of 700 or 800 bags of 
tetters, newspapers and packages. Is 
being rushed to the Coast in the hope 
that It will get away by the same ves- 
sel. There is doubt, however, as to 
whether it will reach here In time. A 
similar atmosphere is evident at Hie 
various express offices. T| lev nro oon _ 
stantly crowded with people either 
sending away -iris ,, r receiving them. 

Piano in Dispute-- \ petal or some 
Irteresi was diet ussed In Ceunty Court 
chambers yesterday, when Mr. c. c. 
Mayers s<ragnl to fib- an Interpleader 
Issue in an action being brought by a 
piano company against several parlies. 
Mr. II. Lt. Robertson, counsel for I he 
plaintiffs, outlined the facts. He sni,i 
that a piano was sold by Messrs. Lyon 
& Healy, of Chicago, to a man named 
Geary some months ago on the Install- 
ment plan. Subsequently it was found 
that tho piano had been shipped to this 
•if consigned to a, *C "W. Payne, W |th 
Instructions to notify Ooary. ' n' r . anin 
over the fiX & N. Railway Co. rails. The 
names of fieary. Payne and tbe rail- 
way company are set out as defendants. 
The two former. It was evplained, have 
railed so far to make an appearance. 
Mr. Mayers argued that, as the com- 
pany is holding for the shipper and the 
consignee, It might afterwards be 
claimed thai it. wa .s delinquent in its 

duty by the two parties in question, as- 
suming that the case went by default. 
Mr. Robertson maintained that no 
liability could attach to tho company 
under the circumstances. Tf the court 
made an order declaring that the owner- 
ship of the instrument was In Messrs. 
Lyon & Healy, that would end tlio 

VIEW AND I ><>r<; I. as. 

fbones 1406 and 5405. 

m ew PeTtag Plest— Work on the instsl- 


Meteorological office, Vlrtorln, i;. c., nt 
S p. ni., December CL'. 1SM: 

The barometer Is falling in Krivanoe of 
an ocean storm area which may cause east- 
erly to southerly gales on the Coast and a 
general rainfall o»«r tho Pacific Wopo 
Heavy rains aro reported on tho Northern 
B. C. Coast, and considerable snow In Cari- 
boo and Northern Alberta. Zero t-)tnr»eni 
turns prevail from Manitoba to Ontario. 

Victoria, P. C ^ n " *f* 

Vancouver 3i , 

Peatlotop , g ll 

Kamloops g 22 

N *'"°n a 22 

Barkerville 22 

Prince Rupert jj 

Calgary, Alta '. ]4 

Winnlne*. Man _ 2 -~\ 

Portland, Ore S4 .. 

Ban Francisco, Cal jj (R 

Port Arthur 14 __. 

Toronto ...,...'. ..'. ja 22 

Ottawa, ...."...., 4 ,^ 

Montreal •.•,,,,. ,, B , 4 g^ 

Bi, John »......,...,,..,... j •,, 

Halifax 20 M 


Maximum 12 

Minimum -...'.[ ,17 

Average , „ 

No sunshine. 

The B. C\ Permanent Loan Co. offers 
the choicest form of guaranteed Invest- 
ment*. Interest payable sessl-annw«Uy. 


You Will Find the Gifts You 

Want at Our Christmas 



Only two days to complete your 
shopping, and you want the best 
suggestions possible at the low- 
est possible prices. Then come 
here. No matter how little you 
have to spend, you will do well 
here, Kvery price in the store 
is honestly reduced from reason- 
able regular prices to real sale 
prices. Quality in every gift. 

Gifts You'll Like at Discount 


Gents' Gold Watches. $56.00 
lo $ 200.00 

Gents' Watches, Gold Filled, 
$9.60 to 950.00 

Gold Bracelet Watches, $28.00 
to 9HO.OO 

Gold-Filled Bracelet Watches. 
$14.00 to 918.0O 

Toilet Sets, Silver. $22.00 
to 4J100.00 

Toilet Sets. Plated, $9.60 
to 913.SO 

Toilet Sets, Ebony and Parisian 

Ivory, $9.00 to 916.0O 

Manicure Sets, Silver, $3.60 

to 920.00 

Photo Frames, 40c to ..921.00 
Silver Cigarette Cases, $4.40 

to 9 is. 00 

Cigarette Cases, Plated, $2.00 

to 92.75 

Gents' Leather Bill Folds, $2.40 

to 910.00 

Gents' Leather Pocket Books, 

$1.40 to 912.00 

Gents' Leather Pouches, $1.80 

to 93.20 

Gold Cuff Links, $3.00 

to 918.00 

Silver Cuff Links, 80c to 91-25 
Gents* Tie Pins, $1.40 to 9100 


W. it Wilkerson 


Order Early From 
— Clay's — 
for Christmas 

Rolls, Patties, Shortbread, 
Mince Pies, Puddings, Bon- 
bons, Novelties, Cracke.s, 
Handsome Boxes of Choco- 
lates, etc. 


619 Fort Street. 

Tel. 101 

No Matter 

Your requirement is in the 
Biscuit line, we have it. Be 
it dainty biscuits, to satisfy 
the tastes of your most fas- 
tidious guests, or be it just 
plain, nourishing Boston Pilot 

Biscuits, we have them. 
And the trade mark of these 
splendid Biscuits represents 

the acme of perfection. 

Poptaam Bros. 

Ladies— Ask Your Grocer for 

"MOUNTAIN WAND RICE" put up In neat 3 -lb. cotton *acks, price 25* 

Also told in bulk. 
"SCETA PATNA," a very fine quality of rice, sold In bulk at 3 Ibi 

for 1JU 

GROUND RICE AND RICE FLOUR in neat 4-lb. cotton sacks, price 30e 





For Ml* everywhere. A bo> for year 

te* eolvee the labor queelloa. A »ub- 

■tantlal and Inexpensive meal. 



Who'd be a Scrooge? 

You wouldn't intentionally. But you 
might be one and not even know it. 

Supposing that you were to die before 
another Christmas came around, would 
your kiddies' stockings be as well filled 
neict year? Or might they not lack 
even some of the necessities of life? 

Among other gifts this Christmas why not 
present your wife with .an Imperial Home 
Protection policy. 

That would be a most practical gift; based 
on generosity and kindness; banishing 
worry, anxiety and care ; making Christmas 
all the happier and the New Year all the 
imore hopeful for yourself and loved ones, 
in the kirowredge that, come what may, the 
future is provided for. 


Assurance Company of Canada 


— L.-^- «-:.., Kenneth Ferguson, District Manager, Victoria 

•Tlllll 1 " 1 Stanley Heodareon, Manager for B. C, Vancouver 




The thoroughly equipped buildings are surrounded by 
fifteen acres of magnificent playing fields, accommodation 
for 160 boarders; a new indoor rifle range and excellent 


WARDEN— R. V. Harvey, Esq., M.A. (Cantab. \ 
HEADMASTER — J. C. Barnacle, Esq. (London Univ.) 
For particulars and prospectus apply to thw Headmaster. 

lount TolmieJl|Victoria,b\ 



Early Xmas Shopping 

Pleases Everybody 
Especially Employees 

Newton Advertising Agency 

Victoria, B. C. 

Rates Quoted for Local, Dominion and Foreign Publications. 

Circular Letters, Addressing and Mailing. 
Second Floor, Winch Building Established 1908 Telephone 1915 

PHONE 1632 

T. J. JACKMAN, Mgr. 

Victoria Liquor Co M Ltd. 
Special Xmas Hampers 

Ho. 1. MOO— No. S, aa.Ot— Km, t, ffl.M. 
One bottle X,oula Renay XXX Brandy; one bottle Alox. McKay Scotch; one 
boltln Canadian »r« U-year-old); one bottle Native Port; one bottle Califor- 
nia Claret; 13 pint* Victoria Phoenix Baer. 

11 bottijcb— •*.••. 


1303 Government St. WE DELIVER O r «n Till 11 p m. 








New Ye^t Et« IWIT i 

31.1 D. t .th.r, tf 14 

Dancing 9 p.m. Stfppfcr tlrff p.t*. 
Ticket! SSJO 


A Special Table <THot« Dt»_ „_ 
B€ Serve* *ffl?9tybE& 



irt feii& ii fc 

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&%c S&Kfrr or^m/i^ 1 


H. ». <'*»- 

ferala Port, 

Per Cane, 



Illimiiur . 


1— $ 5,85 value, for fS.OO 

2—$ 7.85 value, fur B7.00 

3— $11.10 vahu-. lor «10.00 

4— $14.50 value, for »12.50 

5— $17.55 value, for flS.OO 

6— $24.60 value, for »20.00 

H. B. Old 
H.v«-, l>r 


Fauuy Winf ANn Spirit Merchants, 

131 2 Douglas strut. WW* 4-253 







11. II. 


* 10.50 






Pure Silk Shawls and Scarfs, today's discount 40% Off 
Genuine Linen Table Covers, Doylies, Sideboard 

Covers, etc., 20% Off 

Ladies' Silk Embroidered Short Kimonos, Reg. $3.50. 

Today $2.25 

Girls' Gold Barcelets, very pretty. Regular $2.50. 

Today , $1.45 

Fancy Pin Cushions, up from . 10c 

Linen Handkerchiefs, from . . . 5c 

Gold Cigarette Cases. Regular $5. Today . . . .$3.50 

1601 Govern- 
ment St., Cor. 
cf Cormorant 

Phone 2862 

P.O. Box 

Xmas Sale 

Sensible Xmas Gifts and everything else in store will be at 
Sale Prices, as well as Extra Cash Discount of 

10%, 20%, 30% and 35% 


Children's Chairs, from $1.00 

Toys from Japan. Prices from -. 5c 


715 View Street Just above Douglas 

Phone 134 

Better than a 
Mustard Plaster 

FOR colds in the chest 
or sore throats; for 
rheumatism or stiffness; 
for sprains and cramps; 
Capsicum "Vaseline" 
brings quick relief. 




It does all that a mustard 
plaster will do. Is cleaner, 
>to apply, and will not 
the sun. 

Than are many other "VaaeBne" 
preparation!— timple home remedie* 
•Sal should be in every family — 
Carbalatod "Vs-ellne", ah and- 
aepttc dwaSnf far outs, in««ot bite* 
•ml; Wklto "VaaoUsV, *> ««~ 
vers radnaai and roujhnsai of face 
mi hank: par* -Vasaiin*.", for 
pits*, dhi&laina ess., and othera 

Write for our new illustrated book- 
fat J— .litis sj aSeir many i 

19 till 









The Tea Kettle 

Misa WooMridg* 

utt Doug Iss St., Op,. Victoria 

INSf ED i nMf'OjND 

.» • reliable oW «i»»li»» 

Dr. B. C lUcfcare* Oas* to afinouaco 

.that ha baa opened a* up-to-date dental 

offlea at No. 114 Central Buildlnc View 

■treat, ana Is prepare* to So ail kind* 

•X dantal work. OSkca pboaa, Ma, 11$ J; 

eft a . 

In Season 




The "Waterman Fountain 

Pen. No other pen is quite 

as good. Prices $2.50 to 


-Victoria Book 

& Stationery Co., Ltd. 


Phone 63. 

Raphael Tucks Cards and 


parade INTO CITY 

OfficeFS and Men of 30th Bat- 
talion Will March Through 
Business Section This After- 
noon — Christmas Leave, 

t-'ov iiu; flr«$ time sinos i l^- organ* 
ization there will be a parade of Uy? 
30th CMersea.s Kattallon through the 

city streets tomorrow afternoon, 

Promptly at 2 o'clock the corps will 
start t'rom the. Willows Camp. No par- 
ticulars have been furnished as to the 
route, but It is presumed that the sol- 
(litis will march along the chief thor- 
ounhi'aifs. One of the bands will ac- 
company the force. The fife and drum 
bartd of the, 88th Fusiliers is mentioned 
in this connection. It Is possible either 
the other band 01 this regiment ov that 
of the ii'th Highlanders win participate. 

Tha auiiounciiuciii that citizens win 
be given an opportunity to see the of- 
M — is ami men of the local batcS)i«n, 
who have volunteered for aotlve ser- 
vice will be tf.'iierall> welcomed. l'"or 
some time there has been quite an ag- 
itation in this direction, but Lieut.-Col. 
Hall, the commanding officer, has hesi- 
tated because of the fact that, until re- 
cently, many were without their full 
kits. Besides, Col. Hall, as some of 
those who know him best explain, Is not 
given to display. He Is more fond of 
hard work, and of the development of 
the practical knowledge and drill of 
thos* under him, than of the ceremonial 
side of military life. Now, however, 
almost all are fully equipped, and 
Col. Hall has made a concession to the 
wish frequently expressed by Issuing 
otders for a march into the city. There 
Is no doubt that the appreciation of 
the public will be evidenced by a large 
turn-out to see and cheer the Holdiers. 

Yesterday was marked by tl^e ordin- 
ary routine and was unnM laved by any 

word from headquarters as to when the 
troops might look for news as to thetr 
pending departure for the Old Country. 
The majority are looking forward with 
considerable pleasure to the Christmas 
holiday. No official orders have been 
posted as yet. but the understanding is 
that general leave will be declared from 
Thursday evening until the sound of 
"Last Post" on the following Monday? 
This will give practically everyone 
four days in which to celebrate. 
• Lieut.-Col. C. Le Bott. of the 2nd 
Canadian Mounted Rifles, states that 
this corps also is receiving leave. Over 
100 of the men have been given permis- 
sion to spend tbe holiday with their 
relatives and friends in and near Ver- 
non. Efe C. They will leave by this af- 
ternoon's boat and have passes that en- 
title thorn to an absence extending to 
next Monday. 


Ideal Xmas 

At Bowes' Drug Store 

there is a stock of Christ- 
mas Goods second I o none 
in Victoria, and real value 
in every one of them. 

Cameras, Toilet Sets, 
Ladies' Work Baskets, 
Manicure Sets, Shaving 
Requisites, Perfumes. 







At 3. 7:30 and Bslfi p. m. Matinr«a: 
16 cents. Bvenlnga: Orchestra and bal- 
cony. :>5 cetita; boxen. 50 cent". Satur- 
day'!* >howi at nlftit. beginning . •:«♦. 


In "Humoroua Storlea of Ills Travels" 

Hklpprr K«aae4jr and Reerea, in mirth 
and melody- Harold Holland * Co., in 
his own comedy sketch, "He Married 
All Right.'' Balms Brother*, Olympian 
Athletes; Transfleld Ulster*, with a real 
musical novelty, and the 


In a gay singing and dancing diversion. 

n.« Boat Part 
of the Cake 

Is its icing — 


gives «■ exquisite 
r *mapkT** flavor to cake 
trotting* sad filMafs. 

And for flavoring sugar 
syrup it is •auarpassad 
for goodness and 



Contributions for Month of December to 

Be Devoted to Relieving Local 


WVer since the outbreak of the war, 
the teachers of Victoria have been help- 
ing to relieve distress 16 various ways. 

It has been decided that the money 
fOl December shall all be spent in re- 
lieving distress at home, as far as pos- 
Sible by providing employment. Al- 
K.idy 1100 has been sent to the Friend- 
ly Help Assoeiation to help in relieving 
cufces of acute distress during Christ- 
mas Tvc^k. The following is the report 
of the secretary: 

Victoria, B. C, Dec. 12, 1314. 

Dear Sir (or Madam), — 1 beg to sub- 
mit the undermentioned account of the 
administration of the "Victoria Teachers' 
Jtelief Fund, for the three months end- 
ing ' Xoveml'cr .'10, 1911. 

On behalf of the committee, T desire 
to express thanks to all who have in 
any way contributed tp the fund. 

Sinper'jly youi^, 
feigned) HARnv CHA Ul.F.SWt >i:TIf. 

Subscriptions have been received as 
follows: September, TOM, I&01.J&; Oc- 
tober, |6"2.35; November, 5H11.70. 

This {rumey has chiefly been iTTs- 
trlbuted as follows: Victoria Patriotic 
Fund. September, |200: October, »200: 
November, $200. Belgian Patriotic 
Fund, September. $i."i0; October, $100. 
1'iiendiy Help. October, $2no. Salvation 
Army, October, $100; November, $200. 
S'-honl nurse (Misa <!. 9, Smith, for 

medical supplies, etr.. amongst needy), 
November, $.>0. 

Tn addition to the above, $100 has 
been voted to «lve work to deserving 
cases coming to the notice nf the 
teachers. There is an arrangement in 
effect with the School Hoard, whereby 
such men, at the request of our teach- 
ers' committee, are put to work on 
school repairs and improvements, the 
day's wages ($ai being borne equally 
by the School Board and the teachers. 

There has also been distributed direct 
to needy people the following: Groceries, 
$i::.:i0: blankets, $2.75; shoes, $lfl,:,0; 
divgoods, $11.70; wood, $6. 

There are now ready for distribution 
100 plum puddings made at the domes- 
tic science centres, by the scholars of 
the public schools, the material for 
which has been provided from this 

The needlwork department has also 
been busy, the children having made 
upwards of 200 garments for distribu- 
tion among the poor of the city and 
the Belgian orphans. Useful knitted 
articles have also been made by do- 
mestic Soience pupils, and a Teachers' 
Sewing Club, under Miss Boorman's 
guidance, has met on Wednesday nights, 
the garments made being distributed 
among the poor children of the city. 
A sum of $50 from the Teachers' Fund 
has been vised In providing extra ma- 
terial for use for the above purposes, 
the main portion of the material being 
provided by tr«- pupils themselves. 

The grant to the Salvation Army was 
for the purpose of enabling Ensign Mer- 
rltt to finance his scheme for providing 
for a wood-cutting industry, to relieve 
the unemployed, and some return will 
doubtless be made from the sale of tha 
wood, which wllj be used to provide 
further employment. 

During tho arteruoon aevcral life 
member certificates were presented and 
collections amounting to about $100 
were received. Refreshments were 
served and a vote of thanks tendered to 
the hostess for her kind hospitality. 



Today la Z,aat Cbaase to See raaaons 

Actor la "The TtnfUian"— The 

Great Western Flay 

Tills afternoon and evening will be 
tin lust chance to witness Dustln Far- 
tiiiin in "The Virginian," which is now 
bi nig shown at the lioyal Victoria 
Theatre. This lilm is one of the best 
pictures that has yet been shown and is 
well worthy of good patronage. The 
|.i ogramme is rounded off with a very 
gcod comic film, entitled, "The Scare- 
crow and the Chaperon." The manage- 
ment also wishes .to announce that 
every child visiting the matinees this 
week will receive a • small Christmas 
gift. Commencing Thursday, and con- 
tinuing for three days, the famous 
dramatic success, "The Little Grey 
Doily," with the noted American actress, 
Joiic Grey, will be shown. This Is a 
\tiv tine film, ami should draw good 
business. There will be thrc Tui'in- 
unces a day, the matinee starting at :i, 
and the two evening performances at 
7:20 and 0. 

Conviction Recorded Against 
R, W, Hammond Quashed 
by the B. C, Court of 

The conviction and sentence of K. W. 
Hammond to one year's imprisonment 

rendered against him Tit tins local 
County Court on a charge of unlaw- 
fully retaining the sum of $25, have 
been quashed by the British Columbia 
Court of Appeal. Hammond, acting as 
an Island agent of the B. C. Accident 
& Employers' Liability Co., was alleged 
to have collected the sum indicated 
from a Cumberland Chinaman and to 
have failed to give a proper accounting 
of it to his omployers. When he was 
found guilty, Mr. Frank Higglns, his 
counsel, gave notice of appeal on the 
point that, the terms of his employment 
being in writing and not having been 
presented at the tvloi, he could not be 
convicted in their absence. A-stnted 
case has been allowed on this issue. 
Argument took place several days ngo 
in Vancouver, Mr. FCiggins appearing on 
the one side and Mi'. W. H Bullock- 
Webster acting for the Crown. Judg- 
ment being reserved, was handed down 
today and notice has been forwarded to 
Victoria of the result. ' 


AffllUted Friendly Societies, Use Pro- 
ceeds of Monday's Baaefitr Concert 
to Good Advantage 

With the proceeds of the concert 
given In tho Old Victoria Theatre on 
Monday n'mht, the executive of the Af- 
f ilia ted Friendly Societies yeslinlay 

s. ,u nut Forty hampers to families in 

rw-ed of help. Faeh hamper omiiiui'-.I 
one pound of New Zealand butter, one 
pound of Jameson's tea, two pounds of 
D. J& K. rolled oats, three pounds of 
Motint Boyul rice, five pounds of B. C 
sugar, one pound of seeded raisins, an 
order for meat and five bread tickets. 

Other donations have bean received 
since the concert, and Mr. Benedict 
iiantly, leader of the Victoria Con'ccrt 
( rehestra, bus promised to give a bene- 
Mt concert en January ?. In the Princess 
Theatre. Accordingly, the sums realised 
in these ways will be used to send New 
Year hampers of similar character. A 
statement Of receipts and expenditures 
in connect inn with the recent concert 
will be published in a few days. 


Open Invitation Extended to All Lonely 
Girls to restive Gathering 


aVadlM of tho atotropomaa Annulary Ae> 
iMoa to *oa» BeUffhtrm 

The Metropolitan Auxiliary of the 
Women's Missionary Society met at the 
home of Mrs. J. Pendray, Belleville 
Street. About 100 members were pres- 

After the regular opening exercises 
Mrs. V. A. McDIarmld read a chapter 
from "The Story of the Chrlat-Chlld." 
Mrs. frtaneiand. Miss Charlotte Spender 
snd little Miss Norma Chri^le con- 
tributed delightful solos, suitable to 
the occasion. Mrs. MoCallum's recita- 
tion alio was enjoyed by alt 

The roting Women's Christian Asso- 
ciation 1 invites all girls and women 
away from homo to share Its hos- 
pitality on Christmas Day. Tho rooms 
will be tlirovvn open to a!) guests. 
There will be dinner at midday, or SQOn 
after, ami In the evening a great Christ- 
mas trees in the rest room. 

Miss Bradshaw, the general secretary, 

aslo that all who know of any lonely 
girls will send in their names that they 
may receive an invitation In proper 
form. But whether such an invitation 
Is received or not any girl away from 
home Is welcome. 

On Sunday afternoon the choir of St. 
JOfan's Church will sing Christmas 
carols and the Rev. F. A. P. Chad wick 
will give an address to the Bible class. 
This service was held last year and 
gave the greatest pleasure. Those who 
took part In it are looking forward lo 
hearing It again and hope that the 
attendance will be very large. 


Institute Elects Officers for 1915 and 
■ears Several Vapors on Im- 
portant Topics 

At the second annual meeting of the 
South Saanlch Farmers' Institute Ihe 
following officers were elected to serve 
during 1!M5: President. Mr. George 
Stewart; vice-president, Mr. William 
Michel; secretary-treasurer, Mr. Philip 
llolloway; directors, Messrs. P. T. 
Lemon, M. Dean, J. T. Harrison, Colin 
A. Chlsholm and H. Laurie; auditors, 
Messrs. A. R. Colby '.nd H. Tanner. The 
treasurer's report for the past year 
showed receipts $721. 85, expenditure 
$680,10, leaving a balance on hand of 

The president gave an address on the 
work of the institute during 1911, and 
referred briefly to what may be accom- 
plished during 1915. 

Dr. William Gordon Cumming, of Sid- 
ney, gave a vigorous talk on political 
economy as it affects the position and 
business of farmers, and urged the ne- 
cessity for the farmers to pull together 
for changes which are likely to prove 
of advantage. The secretary read a 
paper on the "Advancement of Agricul- 
ture," which aroused interest in .nat- 
ters of vital consequence, notably a 
suggestion that the sorest way of ad- 
vancing the farming Industry In British 
Columbia was to admit a limited Asiatic 
immigration fof land clearing purposes 
only. The discussion was postponed 
until the next regular meeting in Jan- 

Rochon's will open for Christmas 
with fine chocolates and candles. 1124 




Tradesmen Report Largely In- 
creased Business as Result 
of Month of Educational 
Campaign — Must Keep On, 

A number uf tradesmen, who were 
interviewed by The Colonist yesterday, 
bore testimony to the efficacy of the 
recently inaugurated campaign to buy- 
only-in-Vlctoria dining the period of the 
war. Already, they said, there was am- 
ple evidence that many of the residents 
of Victoria had taken the lesson to 
heart, Inasmuch as there was a largely 
increased demand for goods of home 
manufacture, and the patronage accord- 
ed local tradesmen this season had been 
indicative of a desire to keep every pos- 
sible dollar in Victoria. 

Another Indication that the "spadfl 

work" being done is beginning to tell 
IS COund in the fact that those concerns 
which have, previously being doing quite 
a large business in sending orders away 
to Kastern .lepai irnental bouses report 
a falling off in business of this char- 
acter, and in the further fact that the 
parcel post system shows a reduction lr* 
the number of packages received from 
out-of-town points in respect to manu- 
factured goods. 

The feeling Is general throughout the 
business community that the splendid 
measure of success which has attended 
little more than a month's direct effort 
in this direction should spur all public 
bodies to further exertions. If every 
householder In Victoria can be induced 
to observe the motto 'Buy-Only-in- 
Victoria" during the progress of the war 
there will ensue a great and permanent 
stimulus to the commercial life of the 
community, which will be reflected in 
the monthly payroll of evecy factory 
and shop in the city. 

The fact that Victoria Is suffering 
-less — £*&m — t-h-e — w a e' w — d is turbance — than 

any other city of similar size on the 
continent is felt by many to be due to 
the admirable spirit of co-operative self- 
help new being manifested on all sides. 


Well-Kuown Minister Will Devote All 

His Energies to Work as 

Military Chaplain 

The Rev. Dr. Campbell, at the conclu- 
sion of his service last Sunday evening 
at Krskirie Presbyterian Church, inti- 
mated that early in January ho would 
resign the pastorate of the congregation 
in order to give all his time to the 
troops mobilised at the Willows camp. 

Wben the 60th Regiment, Gordon 
Highlanders of Canada, Was organized, 
Dr. Campbell was appointed chaplain, 
and since the mobilization of tho troops 
last August he has conducted service 
every Sunday morning at the Willows 
camp, lie Is a relative of Sir Colin 
Campbell, "the Saviour of India,'' and 
tho hero of the "Thin Rfd Line,'' and 
hi.-, four sdhs have enlisted, for the 
front, the third being now with the 
first contingent at Salisbury Plain. 


The remains of the late Louie fjdeh 
Chew will be forwarded to tlon;,-Uong 
this morning. Deceased was business 
manager cot 1 targe Chinese mtiroan- 

ui< house in Vancouver, U. C. and died 
at-tho Jubilee Hn.spjiul a. r,.\\ days ago. 
Hi- was ii'Z years ot' ;ic., and married. 

The funeral of the lute Oliver Stout 
will take place this afternoon. Service 

win be held by the Rev. 8 ConneU. iu- 
tc-ment will take place in Itos.s Bay 

Births, Marriages, Deaths 


sti-:\ KxsuN On December - 1 - '<> Mr- and 
Mr». AV. .Stevenson, »si; Couli bun .St., a 



i:i-:il.!.Y--(.ni the -Olb inst . at Hie rosl- 
il'iiee ot bcr daughter, -Mrs .J. .1. Town-. 
Bend, i'0:'0 Oak Bay Jtvetrue, occurred the 
iili ni .Miuy Oaulton Keilly. aged 74 
wars. A resident at this cliy for the 
past -! years, ,\ native of {England. 
Tbe funeral took place yesterday after- 
boon from the Fun. mi chapel of Hajina 
£ Thomson at Sf:40, Rev. Mr, McCoy, as- 
sisted by Mr. Merit t, of the Salvation Army, 
officiating. There was » attendance 
.it i be Bushy friends oi the deceased and 
amongst the floral tributes whs ,i in-amirui 
wreath from Lemoni Qonnoson ft Co., and 
one from tbe employees of that firm. The 
hyninn sunn were "Nearer Hi God i" Thee" 
ami "Abide with Me." The pallbearers 
were a. Crogan. vv. McNeill, it. HJccles, ai- 
rieii beardown, Interment took place in 
ltosK Uay Cemetery, 

I'.AI.l.OWAV— On the 20th Inst.. a( S/nan- 
iehton, H. IV, Margaret ,inn<n dnil'ivvHy, 
wife of HOtatlo While. The- fiiinial will 
be private and Will lake place at Shiiii- 
lohton. 1 1 , ■ m 1 1 1 ■ s her husband, <»ne daugh- 
ter. Mrs. c«pt. Montague Barge, of Knu- 
land, survives. iTlowere left at the office 

of the It. C, Funeral «'iv, 7.11 UrotiRhton 
St., up till 11 u. in., this Tuesday morn- 
ing will bo delivered. 

.STOt'T — On the 20ih Inst., at bis residence; 
Sir, Anderson St., Ksqiiiuiull, tho death 
Occurred nf Oliver EMOUt, aee,i r, i yrurs. 
Born at South Shields, England, Ho 
l,.nv»« i mourn his loss a wife, one eon 
and one daughter, Beryloo will he held 
in the is C Funeral Chapel, t.ii itrough- 
ton St.. en Wednesday, December -;i. at 

2:30 o'clock. Interment In Boss l.tay 


GRANT — On the 1.1th Inst., at his resi- 
dence, East Oakland. George Orant, aged 
72 years and !• months. The deceased 
was at one time toller In the Bank of 
llrltlsh North America, Victoria. He 
leaves to mourn his loss u widow, three 
Runs and two daughters, all residing In 
the United States. 

You Can't Blame 

Our brother dealers for be- 
ing worried about our busi- 
ness when you consider that 
we hardly deliver our popu- 



Per Ton, Delivered 

Fast enough to keep up with 
orders. This is ideal kitchen 
fuel. Try a ton and you will 
never pay more than $5.00. 
No Extra Charge for Oak 
Bay Deliveries, 

K1RK& CO. 

1212 Broaa] St., Etqataaait 
Rd. Phonos 212 astd 139 

See the B. C. Permanent Loan Co. (or 
* attractive soon term dsoeaturfca, 


A New, Thrilling 

and Realistic 

Record of 




'EAR this stirring air played by full Mili- 
tary Band with Tommy joining in the 
rousing chorus. When you listen to this 
great - record you— ean — pieture-our— aoldiera- on 
the march, on the troop ship and on the field. 

Issued on both 1 0-inch 
and 12-inch double disc, 
a selection on each side 
and they will play on your 
machine. On the reverse 
of the 1 0-inch is the fam- 
ous military air "Old Com- 
rade March." On the 
other side of the 12-inch 
is " Marche des Petits 

Pierrots," a swinging 
French army march. 

The price of the 1 0-inch 
record is 85c — the 12- 
inch, $1.25. 

Send for complete list 
of the famous Columbia 
Patriotic records, which 
includes all of the latest 
and best songs inspired 
by the war. 

The special Patriotic Demonstration record, issued 
for advertising purposes only, will be sent you post 
free for 30c. If you have never used Columbia rec- 
ords, don't fail to send for this demonstrating disc. 


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an appreciated 

Try it, Mr. Business Man. Instead of putting 
off the purchase of that longed-for piano indefinite- 
ly, make up your mind to buy it NOW. Make it a 
Christmas surprise. We'll connive with you to 
make the surprise, complete. Think of the real, 
genuine pleasure such a gift will bring to, 
family; think of the pleasure it will give 
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Mnruui Bridge, eae saw ha 
l» |.1»>1d« with It. With hU 
.»!«•«■• a**aK be cm ball* 
bridges, Uwar». elgsala, 
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and supplies can be ob- 
tained from 

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British Toy House 


\v,. have u lar«t> anil select 
assortment of strong, dur- 
i auli' toys for Ihi' ftpprOROh 
• inx Xiiium festivities. 


'Old Dutch" quickly removes all 
scum and sediment from bath 
tubs and wash bowls. Stains and 
tarnish on metal fixtures disap- 

Eear with half the effort and in 
alf the time. 

Caa— 10C*J. 

For Sale in Victoria by Dean & '* and George Fraser & Co. 




(Founded by Ihe let* George lM,k«on, >!, A.. Former Principal of Upper Canada 

Collego, and Mrs. Wckson.) 

ACADEMIC COURSE, from Preparatory to University Matricula- 
tion and First Year Work. 

— Cricket, Tennis. Basket Ball, Hockey. Swimming Bath. 

School Reopens January 4th, 1915 

Write for ProanectQs, 
Mrs. Geo. Dickson, President. Miss J. E. Macdonald, B.A., Principal 

If You Get It at PLIMLEY'S It's All Right 

Bicycles for Christmas 

Why not a Bicycle as a Christmas gift to a boy or girl? We 
handle only Bicycles which have been tried by experience and proved 
to be s.u'e and reliable. Come in and let our Sales Manager point out 
t he features of these Bicycles: 

Singer, Humber, Massey-Harris, Minstrel-Ray, Royal Enfield. 





697, 69S 

Cor rig College 

Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, ». O. 
Select High-Grade Day and Board- 
ing College for Boys 7 to 16 years. 
Refinement of well-appointed gentle- 
man's home in lovely Beacon Hill 
Park. Number limited. Outdoor 

sports. Prepared for business life 
or professional or university exam- 
inations. Fees inclusive and strictly 
moderate. A few vacancies at 

Autumn term, September I, 1L'14. 

Principal, J. V." . Church, M. A. 

See Sylvester 



bred in Victoria by W. J. 
Palmer, 1 40 1 Monterey Ave. 

Maria Laws 



The Heartb Ood 
A gOcf, .i giul sits on my hearth, 
Ix.ughs and plays with, sober mirth, 
glass a smalt song, merry and wild, 
As a bird might, or a child. 

Strayed here from some Olympian hill. 
This god in rose and daffodil, 
Vet boils my kottle, etfoks my dish, 
Gives javor to the meat and fish. 

1 stretch my chilly hands above, 
And like my dog, he fawns in love; 
Licks at me with a playful tongue, 
And frisks, a bright thing, merry and 

This holy One stays with me still. 
Hinging his small songs, merry and 

And hath so many things to do, 
He hnth no time to grieve or rue. 

f'oi the great state he hath foregone, 

T he — fawd — S+i-n^e — d ear com panion; 

Who toils and plays upon my hearth. 
Nor yet forgets his starry birth. 

— Katherine Tynan. 

Xiord »oberts' Daughter 
The whole Empire shares in the grief 
end in the pride of the daughters of 
Lord Roberts. The father, who was one 
of the best as well as one of the great- 
est of men, has gone from the beauti- 
ful home he loved only next to his 
country. His elder daughter succeeds 
to the title as Countess Roberts, and, 
1'nillng other heirs, her sister Lady ICd- 
wlna Levvtn, succeeds her. As every- 
one knows, Lord Roberts' only son was 
killed in the South African war. Lady 
Roberts, whom he married fifty-five 
years ago, survives her husband. Coun- 
tess Roberts, which is now Lady 
k; I eon's title, has been very active in 
the work for the soldiers in which Brit- 
ish ladies are engaged. She has been 
a constant visitor at a hospital estab- 
lished in the neighborhood. It may be 
taken for granted that the daughter of 
such a father will use her wealth and 
position, as well as her talents, for the 
good of her country. 


We have grown accustomed to think 
of the early Canadian settlers from 
Great Britain as a hardy race, fitted by 
their early training for a life in the 
wilderness. This is a misapprehension. 
Neither the U. E. Loyalists nor the 
early Immigrants from England and 
Scotland were all brought up in poverty, 
On the contrary, it is doubtful whether 
100 years has made a great difference 
between the immigrants from i'uc 
Motherland. Many of those who came 
from Kugland left home because of a ' 
Chans* in their fortunes. There were 
among them merchants, doctors, farm- 
ers and others who had lived much 
as middle-class people now do. The U. E. 
Loyalists were, many of them, well-to- 
do and well educated people, citizens 
v.hose acquaintance with pioneer life 
was not intimate. Some of them were 
the descendants of the pioneers of a 
century or more before. Scottish 
.trotters, indeed, had lived hard and 
frugal lives, hut most of these had had 
the beneiit of a good education. The 
immigrants from the cities were by no 
means all Ignorant or poor. Many a 
woman found herself in Nova Scotia or 
Ontario who had never baked a loaf of 
bread or put a patch on a garment. 
Many an educated man was forced into 
the green woods to make a living for 
his family. As a rule, new arrivals 
who had made the long voyage on a 
sailing ship settled near each other. 
By mutual helpfulness, hard work and 
economy they prospered, very slowly at 
first. Yet, very rarely was there great 

The women learned to clothe their 
families from the wool of the sheep or 
the flax of tho field, we may well be- 
lieve that years passed before they 
were expert and that the homespun 
garments were often of the plainest 
and coarsest sort. But they were warm 
and comfortable. The men. too, learned 
not only to clear the land and till it, 
tiut to make harness for their horses 
and shoes for themselves. Often a 
man added the trade >>f shipbuilder or 
tho calling of fisherman to the labor of 


Messrs. Wiseman & Co. have received instructions to sell by 

=Public Auctton^== 

On the above date at 

| The Novelty Store 




Comprising: Picture Books; a large assortment of Christmas and New Year Cards; Teddy 
Bears, all sizes; collection of Henty's Books for Boys; Crackers and Bonbons; quantity of 
Christmas Stockings; Clockwork Toys; Musical Tops; Rubber Balls; Work Baskets; Dolls' 
Bed; P>nama Pile Drivers, etc.; Games of every description; Drums; Wax and unbreak- 
able Dolls; Handbags; Flags; Children's Driving Reins; splendid assortment of Lowney's, 
Fry's, and Ctdbury's Chocolates in boxes to suit all. 

farming*. It was uphill work and 
needed great patience ami perseverance. 
But there was the same strength and 
courage In these people as in the armies 
that had conquered Napoleon. There 
was no faltering, no sitting with folded, 
hands and lamenting the life they had 
left behind them for ever. The Held 
grew to a farm, the cabin was replaced 
by a house and the children gr*w up to 
manhood and womanhood. When a 
husband died the widow was helped by 
the neighbors till her sons took his 
place. Wood was cut and hauled, cloth 
wp.s thickened, frames of houses were 
put up, fields were ploughed by the 
people of the settlement and no one 
was ever too tired after a hard day's 
work to Join in the merry making of 
the night. It was by looking into the 
future that these Canadian ploneerR 
overcame the many difficulties that lay 
In their path. 

Again the call has come In this great 

Western Province, In the Middle West 
and in the New North for pioneers to 
fill the vacant places and to raise food 
for the older countries of the world. 
Is there among us the spirit of our an- 
cestors? Are the women brought up in 
our own cities, or in those of tho 
Motherland, able to begin a new life. It 
is true that science and invention have 
made Ihe privations of a century ago 
impossible. Women are not likely 
again to be forced to walk or to ride 
on horseback for a score or more of 
miles when it is necessary to go to the 
nearest store. But the time will havo 
its own hardships. Life to the poor 
couple on the farm will not be easy. 
There will be loneliness and privation 
and, perhaps, poverty. But there will 
be independence if both husband and 
wife Jo their duly. 

In our city today It is necessary to 
provide the necessaries of life for many 
who are strong and well. From every 
city on the Northwest Coast there is 
the same duty before those who are 
well-to-do. The ease would he rare 
where a man and woman in the prime 
Of life would be dependent upon others 
if they had devoted themselves to the 
cultivation of the soil. 

-Many things may be needed In order 
to make pioneering in this Province 
profitable. But two things are essential 
— the education of tho farmer who has 
not been bred on the land, and the 
willingness of his wife to make the 
best of circumstances. When women 
Be* that to marry a man who is at 
work in an already overcrowded trade or 
profession is foolish, and that food and 
clothing, as well as shelter and in- 
dependence, can be gained on the land, 
there will be settlement. It is to be 
remembered that unless Canadian women 
and their children settle the lands of 
this Province they will go to strangers. 
The Pacific slope Is too desirable a 
place to live in to remain much longer 
to those Who live on the cities of the 
Pacific Coast. -» 


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Aeklng for Work 

How are people treated who ask for 
work? It Is to be hoped not as though 
they were to blame for being Idle. Those 
who are fortunate enough to have kepi 
their employment must not think that 
in all cases it is through nny merit of 
their own. 

If we have no work to give, the least 
wo can do is to say so In a kindly way 
and try to direct the unemployed person 
to someone else who needs a worker. 

When wc are In a position to give 
employment, especially if it is in the 
home, it is easy to be kind and cour- 
teous. Many a woman Is now glad to 
wash or clean who has never worked 
for others before. 

She should not, on that account, ex- 
pect to have less to do than a charwo- 
man who has grown accustomed to the 
work. But the hard labor will bo light- 
ened by a little thoughtfulness on tho 
part of members of the family. Pleas- 
ant looks and kind tones do not cost 
the giver anything, but nothing Is more 
grateful to the sore heart. 

Voung housekeepers are, perhaps, apt 
to forget that a meal served hot is far 
more nourishing to a tired worker than 
one that is allowed to get cold. No one 
ought to l).e asked to work who has not 
had a. meal, and if tho employer has any 
reason to suspect that the breakfast, at 
home was scanty another should be of- 
fered. No one l.s the poorer for min- 
istering to the necessities of anothpr 
in this way. In the average home fat- 
more is wasted than would make a good 
meal for any woman who is beginning 
ti hard day's work. 

Many housekeepers In Victoria must, 
during tho past two months, have sac- 
rificed something in order to give work 
to those who needed It. (ttich help is 
worth far more than gifts, for It has 
preserved the spirit of independence 
which makes for good cltUershlp. 

It is a great thing to be able to say 
that there Is scarcely a woman In Vic- 
toria who has asked for work and Is 
able to do it, who is not busy this 
week. This eays as much for the inde- 
pendent spirit of the workers as It does 
for the good feeling of the employers. 

That Girl From Texas 


Only Matinee Saturday % 
PHONE 4625 


V* Ovetfappiag 

Inquiry yesterday morning showed 
that though many societies are prepar- 
ing Christmas dinners for families in 
need, there will be no two boxes or 
hamper* sent to the same house. This 
Is well, for though one Christmas din- 
ner la a good thine, It would be a pity 
to spend money on even modest lux- 
uries that will be, seeded in January 
Cor neceaaltiee. It was a pleasant sight 
to see women at the various societies 
working with enthusiasm to Insure a 
Happy Christmas, so far as material 
t nines could main It so, for all needy 
families. Many of these will find It 
hard to prepare for their own families, 
but these have learned to be helpful 
a*- wall aa their mother* If anyone 
to la deafer of losing faith In the toed 

Useful Gifts for Xmas 

Cream Silk Shawls, priced up 
trnm SI. 75 

Kid Gloves, Dent's and Fcrrins'. 
up from 90e> 

Pretty Embroidered Corset Cov- 
ers, tip f rom 75^ 

Crepe Cotton Nightgowns, up 
from SI .26 

Silk Ankle Hose, white, black, 
tar SO< 

Silk Lace Socks for infants, 50< 

Cream, Black, White Yard 
Laces, all prices. 

Ribbons of every description, all 

Delaine and Flannelette Waists, 
up from *1.0Cr- 

Satin Underskirts, priced up 
from $1.50 

Shipment of Fancy Handker- 
chiefs now on sale: all new 
designs. These are marked for 
quick sale. 


623-625 JOHNSON ST. 

Phone 4740 

Between Government and Broad 


It Can Be Done and Will Save Hit 
Future— -Hi. Work— His Life 

often" our frert mid clevri**! are those on 
wham the drink disease fallen* its clulohee. 
II IS n (Unease, for the Inflamed stomach 
seta up that terrible craving that makes 
men forget their promise* and all that 1* 
near and dear to them. la guaranteed to give satisfaction 
or money refunded. It removes the crav- 
ing, soothes the nerves, builds up (he ays- 
tern, and renders drink distasteful. Alcura 
can be had at our store, fl.90 per box. Al- 
cura, IS*. 1 Is tasteleea and odorlcas and can 
be given secretly. Alcura -No, ■! Is the 
voluntary treatment. Try It today. Ask 
for free Aleura booklet. Try It today. Ask 
Druggist*. *2" Yates St.. Victoria, 11. (.". 

in human nature, she should spend an 
hour at the rooms of the Daughters 
ot Empire, the Friendly Help or the 
King's Daughters, or chat awhile with 
Miss Brads haw. of the T. W. C. A. 
Then, if she does not wish to take the 
earliest opportunity of Joining one of 
the busy bands engaged In helping their 
neighbors, and if her own eares and 
troubles do not fade Into the back- 
around, she must be sn unbeliever in- 
deed. It Is the love and goodwill and 
spirit of self-sacrifice which such labor 
and gifts represent that make the final 
triumph of Christianity certain. 

Or. Ford Verrtsjawr. «eau#t, has ra- 
ewmod practice. Si* CampbsU BatMlaf. 

Rochon's will open for Christmas 
with fin* ehoeomtea.ajid eandie*, 41X4 

■aa . _ ■!■_ _■.■», -f. 

20 Coats to Sell at $9.75 

Regular Values to $25.00 

Practical styles in popular check tweed and mixtures, 
also plain colors in Duvetyne and basket weaves. Many 
of these Coats are rainproof. See these today. The 
value is extraordinary at $9.75. One of these Coats 
would make an acceptable Christmas gift. 

Eiderdown Kimonas for Gijts 
$3.50 and $4.50 

Plain or figured designs in serviceable colors. These 
are made in long-sleeve styles, have patch pockets, and 
are trimmed with folds of satin and finished with girdle 
at -waist. All sizes for women. 

Noveity Waist Silks Boxed 
for Presentation 

Presenting an excellent collection of plaids, Dresdcns, 
Persians and Roman stripe effects in .light and dark 
colors. These are in messalines, pailettes and novelty 
silks, from $1.00 a yard. Give a waist length for 

Satin Petticoats at $1.50 
$1.95 and $2.95 

These Petticoats come in three grades of satin, and are 
made on strictly fashion lines. They are finished with 
pleated frill, and are shown in a magnificent range oi 
colors. These make useful gifts. 

Glove Suggestions f or 



A complete range of Gloves for day, al.-=o evening, wear, 
in kid. silk or fabric. 

One-dome pique nappa; useful Winter Glove; $1.00 a 

Two-dome white chamois. Special sale, 95«> per pair. 

Two-dome kid Glove, in grey, tan and white, with self 
and black points ; $1.25 per pair. 

Tan cape Glove, suitable for driving: $1.25 ami, $1.50 
per pair. 

Twelve-button length mousquitaire white kid ; $2.75 
per pair. 

Trefousse's Shclbourne Krench kid Gloves, $1.75 pet- 
pair, in self and black stitching; all shades. 

Nee dlework Department 

Sale of Hand-Embroidered Pieces 

Pillows — $ 8.oo values for $5.00 

Pillows— $i2.oo values for $7.00 

Pillows — $ 1 5.00 values for $9.00 

Pillows — $10.00 values for $6.00 

Macrame Pillows— $20.00 value for $10.00 

Macrame Pillows— $12.50 value for $7.00 

Macrame Table Centre. Value $25.00; now . . .$12.50 

Macrame Curtains. Value $60.00; now $35.00 

Cut-Work Scarf. Value $27.50 ; now $14.00 

Embroidered Scarf. Value $15.00; now $9.00 

Embroidered Scarf. Value $8.00; now $6.00 

Embroidered Dresser Scarf. Value $16.50; now $10.00 

755 Yates Street, Vlctori* Phone 187ft 

575 Granville Street, Vancouver 


Miss Jean Roberts, who has been 
visiting Miss A. Cross, at Madoc, On- 
tario, returned home on Monday. 

Miss Penn, of Duncan, is spending the 
Christmas holidays in Victoria. 

Preparations are proceeding apace for 
the dance to be given on New Year's 
e\o In the ballroom of the Empress 
Hotel, and all Indications are that It 
will prove up to the standard of these 
annual successes which have been a 
feature at the Empress on these oc- 
casions ever since the hotel was opened. 
The attendance wUl be limited to 250. 


Christmas Services— 8t. Mary's, Burns 
Street, Oak Bay; 7:00. Holy Com- 
munion; 8:00, Holy Communion; »:H, 
military parade service; 11:00. matins; 
12:00, Holy Communion. Rev. d, H. 
Andrews, M. A., rector. 

Christmas Services — St. James', cor- 
ner of Quebec snd St. John's Streets, 
The services for Christmas day will be 
r» fDllorvs: Celebration of the Holy 
Comiminion at 0. Fall choral settles, 
v.tth sermon, at 11. Choral celebration 
of the Holy Communion at noon. 

Christmas Entertainment — The an- 
nual Christmas entertainment of the 
First Presbyterian Sunday School will 
bo hold in the eanroa e* Toned ay, she 
Mtk tost, «l « P.m. A very attractive 
programme »as seen arranped. and a 
(art* «rowd Is expected to attend. 

la. HH s' J Saatapaja>SSSaaa -^ _ - ,^_ 

Decorate at Camp— Taj* tforsnes 
NlphtUbtPle Chapter. I D. D. H, erfM, 
assist with the Christina* atooY*4fte*et 
the rocrsatlon room at wniowa 
looey, and members are ro qo oartad fp 
there at 13 noon, apd t* art** 

•Rtton* of ivy a** *tt»JBKk*mrm* 

with the assistance of Mrs. DcDonald 
Kahey, is promoting a concert to take 
place early In the New Year. 


First Fear Koala* of War Shows 9*- 

orease of eiM,aiM«« la *etal 

Sapor** and imports 

IiOXDON. Dec.' 22.— Trade statistics 
published by th* Government show that 
during four months of .the war British 
trade has, in comparison with last year, 
suffered a decrease of f 1 J»,!ll.Ht. that 
is, a decrease of an average of tn.OtO,- 
000 for each of the four months Of 
August, September, October and , No- 
vember. *> 

The greater portion of the loss Is In 
the export trade. The Item rtf raw ma- 
terials which shows the greatest falling 
off is cotton, there having been a 
monthly diminution Of nearly f •,0*«,00# 
In Imports and of £5,0*0,000 la export*. 

Home trade Is presumably benefiting 
by the cessation of Britain's 110,000.00^ 
a month tmdo with Oar many, which 
roughly was composed of two-third* 
imports from- Germany and ohe-t 

■Tight Sea*** ta „■,.. . ■ ■ ■■, ■ 
NANA1MO, Deo. JJ.— Klftot *e 
for technical lantrpotloa wBl 
Xanaimo in the Arst wee* 

jeots of mining sad 
wilt be tacght by f 

siiaiilinSaSaaaM SMS 

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by Mayor Fs*a*v ( . 
Hoard of *h**l . 
intt Mr. J*ha, M 

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Next "The Bootery" 

Two Days Only to Buy Your Christmas 
Gifts — ^Why Not Today?= — 


Below We Give Yon a Few Suggestions; Many Others to Choose From 

Tray Cloths. Each, 50c, $[.00 and $1.50 

Linen Doylies, 35c. 50c and 75^ 

Ladies' Plain Handkerchiefs. Six tor 50c, 75c and $1.00 

Ladies' Embroidered Handkerchiefs. Three for 50c, 75c . .$1.00 

Gents' H. S. Linen Handkerchiefs. Six for £oc, 75c $1.00 

Ladies' Initial Handkerchiefs; only a few initials left. Six for 

50c 75^ 

Embroidered Bureau Scarfs. Each, 25c and $1.00 

Embroidered Pillow Cases. Pair, $1.00 $1.25 

Embroidered H. S. Linen Tea Cloths. Each $1.00 

Linen Guest Towels. Pair, 50c, 85c $1.00 

Embroidered Linen Towels. Pair $1.50 

Hemstitched Table Cloths, size 60 x 60 $1.00 

Embroidered Crash Cushion Covers. Each 25*^ 

Embroidered Crash Bureau Scarfs. Each 25^ 

Linen Embroidered Cosy Covers. Each $1.00 

Hemmed Linen Table Cloth, size 2 x 2 yards. Each $2.00 

Marcella Bedspread, large size $2.50 

Embroidered Bedspread, large size $3.50 

Lace Edge Table Centres. Each. 85c $1.5U 

Leather Collar Bags. Each 75^ 

Ladies' Lace Collars. Each 50^ 

Maltese Lace Handkerchiefs. Each 75^ 

Ladies' Jabots, assorted. Each 35t£ 

Hemmed Table Napkins. Half dozen, 75c $1.25 

Table Damask, J2 inches wide. Yard 50^ 

Embroidered Hemstitched Edge Silk, suitable for children's 
dresses. Per yard '. $1.00 




Programme Announced for 
V, I, A, A. Tournament 
Promises Some Close Con- 
tests and Good Sport, 

From the programme below it will 
be Hcen that Manager Davie* of the 
V. I. Athletic Association Is offering 
somn excellent sport to those who 
patronize the first smoker and tourna- 
ment of the reason. The match be- 
tween Bcotty McKay and Stewart from 
Albert H<ad Will be awaited with eager- 
ncsH by the fan* who saw these boya 
clanh lit Hit patriotic boxing tourna- 
ment six weeks ago. McKay la 
naturally determined to do all he 
knows to Kct the declttlon thisi time, and 
ttie burly rjuarryman Ik equally sure of 
being able to repeat his former success. 

Al. Davies against Ro»« of Vancouver 
should be another top-line event, the 
local boy being bent on reversing tho 
last decision when they met at Vancou- 

Before leaving for the front to take 
DP his commission in the (Hater 
Brigade, Lieut. Wheeler will give tho 
members of tho V. I. A. A. a demonstra- 
tion of his elclll with the bayonet 
against. Sergt. Shaw of the Xational 
Reserve, which should prove an Inter- 
esting variation to tho boxing contests, 
while the comic side will be provided by 
a contest between members of tho 88th 

Following is the complete pro- 

Main event, 158 lbs., Scotty McKay 
(B. C. Champion), V.I.A.A., vs. W. 
Stewart. Sir J. Jackson A. C. 116 lbs., 
Al. DavleB (B. C. Champion), V.I.A.A., 
vs. Qeo. Boss, Vancouver, C. A. C. 180 
lbs., Scott Cropper, V.I.A.A., vs. Art 
Swales, Vancouver C. A. C. 135 lb». 
Jack Larrlgan, V.I.A.A., vs. S. James, 
Sir J. Jnckson A. C. 13C lbs., Private 




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them, as opposed to the things that most get that are of no real value. Every pair of 
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black and white check patterns; also 
various other assortments. 


MEN'S OPERA SLIPPERS in chocolate 
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different patterns. 


brown and black 




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sizes 1 1 to 2. 


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Cor. GoTaroment and Johnson Sta. 

Cor. Govarnmont and Johnson Sta. 


- C r o o ks, — Fus l ll t M B , — rs: — Private — ya lr - 
clougli, Fusiliers. 116 lbs. Private "W*. 
Sneddon, Fusiliers, vs. R. Baker, V.I. 
A. A. 125 lbs., Dynacnltue Jackson, V.I. 
A.A., vs. N. H. McDIarmld, V.I.A.A. 
115 lbs., Guy Martin, V.I.A.A., vs. M. 
MoLellan, V.I. A A. Heavy, Private J. 
S. White, 30tli Battalion, vs, Private 
Lennlng, 30th Battalion. 14G lbs., 
Corpl Mandors, 30th Battalion vs. High- 
landers' entry. Bayonet vs. sword duel, 
l.ieut. Wheeler, Ulster Brigade, vs. 
Sergl. Shaw, National Reserve. Comic 
act, Private White, Fusiliers vs. Drum- 
mer Itooney, 88th Fusiliers. 

Referee, .loe Gorman. Timekeeper, 
Leny Oliver. Announcer, George I. 
Warren. Judges, Jesse M. Warren and 
L. Fullard Leo. Bouts start at 8 o'clock. 
Box offico opens at 7:30. 


Emu Break *.«uit« Troro International 

Amateur Tournament B«twt»s 

Vancouver and Vssttla 

In the international amateur boxing 
tuurnatm.'ru In Vancouver on Monday 
night honors were easy. Karl Bulrd 
won by default from Art Mw&lles, and 
Suntak outpointed Dunne, of Vancou- 
ver, whllu atunley Clement and Cieo. 
HbM, Vancouver boys, Avon decisions 
over the .Seattle Atnlctlc Club repre- 
sentatives, Frank Marshal and Jack 

Ross had no cliff culty In winning his 
bout from Marshall In three routvls. 
One of the features of the tournament 
which was one of the best of thp sea- 
son, was the return bout between Mc- 
Uiarnild and .McDonald, the former 
being again the winner, In three of tho 
contests the boxers were ordered by the 
Judges to go another round before they 
were able to announce their deiislmi. 
K.'K'. Jackson won his bout with Tom 
I '.'uar by a knockout. The bout be- 
tween Art Swatles and Karl Balrd, of 
Hcattle, was scratched, the former hav- 
ing sumalned a fractured hand last 

Arehio McDiarmid, Vancouver's fight- 
ing fireman, and Jack McDonald, the 
battling policeman, mixed again In a 
return bout, the honors resting with the 
fireman after the judges had ordered 
an extra round. 


Victoria Baprsssntstlvss Putting In 

Hard Practice to B»coT»r Lost 

Ground In Laagna •arias 


Whose bout with Geo. Ross, of Van- 
couver, is one of tho head-line events 
of tonight's tournament. 

If they already had Jt In their pockets. 
In practice he had done 15 sccond» 
dead or better: it was a record anyhow, 
and had caused the trainer of tho Amer- 
ican team to study his methods and 
measure his strides with anxious care. 
That in itself was no mean triumph, for 
the athlete who can teach Americans 
much about "field'' events may justly 
be proud of his knowledge and skill. 
But, unfortunately, Anderson, after 
winning his heat, fell when leading 
easily In the next round, having landed 
on an Imperfectly filled hole In ths track 

made by a Htarter In a sprint ras^ 

Bobby Rowe and Walter fcmaill are 
likely to catch regular berths on the 
Victoria team that will play at Port- 
land next Saturday. Manager Patrick 
put Ills squad through a grilling work- 
out at the arena last night, the Cham- 
pions stacking up against an All-Star 
amateur septette. Tho younger players 
did fairly well against the professionals, 
but the latter had quite a margin on 
them In goals. The work-out did the 
team a world of good, the players show- 
ing a lot of improvement in their back 
cheeking and boring In. 

Rowe was out in a uniform for the 
first time this week, while Bcrnle Mor- 
ris expects that his heel will 1 have 
ir.ended enough to allow him to get Into 
the game at Portland, while the re- 
mainder of the team are in fine shape. 
Dunderdale has taken off a lot of 
weight since the, season opened, and he 
should break into the summary quite 
regularly now. Tho players have been 
impressed with the necessity of check- 
inp back after every rush, and the 
Champions will get Into their stride at 
Portland, or the management will know 
the reason why. 

Tickets for the Vancouver-Victoria 
match at the Willows Arena next Tues- 
day night will be placed on sale Thurs- 
day, at the Fit Rite. The Terminal City 
seven having already captured their 
first three games. Victoria, muat win 
at Portland on Saturday night and again 
next Tuesday to get up with the 
league leaders. 

Bandmaster Rowland has prepared a 
special programme of music for Christ- 
mas Day St the Arena, when the rink 
will )>e open for three sessions. 

There will bo no amateur hockey 
games on Friday night, because of the 
holiday, tha entire evening being given 
over to the skaters. 



To most readers of sporting publica- 
tions Gerard Anderson may hare been 
bast known as tba "man who fell at 
Stockholm." Ha represented Oraat 
Britain in the Olympic games of lilt 
and the American hurdle racers ware 
mightily afraid th#t he was going to 
boat them and rob them af a prise which 
(bay bad reokoatd a* surely theirs at 

When a freshman at Oxford no one 
could teach him anything about hur- 
dling. He was the best man over the 
sticks they ever had In England and 
also . tho most unlucky, lie damaged a 
knee playing football, a game for which 
he nearly got his blue, and in conse- 
quence only competed once in the 
'varsity sports against Cambridge' in 
the hurdles, when he won in a common 

Not only was Gerard Anderson a fa- 
mous athlete, he was also a distin- 
guished scholar, iaklng a brilliant hon- 
ors degree and winning an All-Soula' 
Fellowship, lie fell at Ypres on No- 
vember 0. 



French Corporal Took German 
Trench, Assisted by One 
Private — Bayoneted Sentry 
and Took His Place, 

Corporal Philip, of the 24th Regi- 
ment of French Colonial Infantry, has 
•been granted the military medal for 
bravery, snd, judging from the ac- 
count of his exploit, the decoration was 
well deserved: 

One day his colonel called him and 
said, "I know you are brave and re- 
sourceful, end 1 am-goinnvtp entrust 
you with an extremely perilous mis- 

"Tonight you can take 2o men and 
reconnoitre the crest over there where 
the German, soldiers are making 
trenches. Vou will stop till morning, 
if possible, and will come back to report 
what you have seen." 

When r.lght came Philip and his 25 
picked men started off, and soon dis- 
appeared in the darkness. On arriv- 
ing near the crest Philip saw German 
engineers! digging a trench, while a 
sentry marched up and down humming 
a. tune. 

Philip told his men to hldo In a lit- 
tle wood near by, not to make a noise, 
and not to move whatever they might 
hear, ilt, took one man aw.iy with 
him, and told him, "When we are near 
the sentry and the latter says. 'Wer da?' 
(Who is there?) you go to the left, 
making r. noise with your bayonet. 
The sentry will turn in your direction, 
but don'c answer. Lie down, and wait 
my order.*. " 

Philip and his comrade advanced to- 
wards the sentry, who shouted, "Wer 
da?" Philip's companion followed his 
Instructions, and attracted the sen- 
try's attention, while Philip, rushing 


Bi-Weekiy Events Decided 
Last Night — Schedule Is 
Drawn for Sunday Schools 

in the bt*waokly athletic ''ompetition 

at the Y. M. t\ A. last night the events 
decided were the fence vault and the 
quarti-r-mUi' run. The feive vault was 
won by P.. Vaio, who vaulted 5 feet 
10 1-: inches. K. Myers was second 
with 5 foot B 1-2 Inches, and .T. .1: Wil- 
son ihir.j wltli 5 feet f> 1-2 inches. The 
two first w. re very fine vaults, tliu 
boys having to rp.irh shove their heads 
for the hnr. In the i|uurter-mlIo run 
HK;tin*t time, \ White was first in I 
minute. 7 seconds; K. Hsrwood, second, 
1 minutes !i a-5 seconds, and Shadwoll 
third, t minute 10 2-5 seconds. 

The V. M. C A. juniors will play a 
football match against the Provincial 
Government Junior Athletic Club at 9 
o'clock on Christmas morning at North 
Ward Park. 

Today at l p.B0. the preparatory boys' 
Class will rehearse their games for the 
mothers' invitation ilny, to be. held tills 
day week, Wednesday, December 30, 
from 3 to .'>, when all mothers aro In- 
vited to attend. 

The Sunday School athletic senior 
basketball Hchedule has been drawn up. 
Six teams entered, namely, Falrfieids, 
Metropolitans, Baptists, Knox, Congre- 
gational end Centennials. Entries were 
expected from the James Bay Method- 
ists and the Belmont Methodists, hut 
were not forthcoming. Should, how- 
ever, they desire to enter, they, or any 
others, may do so any time before Wed- 
nesday of next week. There will bo 
another meeting of the committee next 
Tuesday, when, If necessary, the sched- 
ule will be redrafted. No entries have 
yet been received for tho intermediate 
league. Any received will be dealt with 
at the next meeting. 

The games In the senior schedule will 
be played, two games each night, on 
every Thursday and Saturday, commenc- 
ing Saturday, .Inntiary 2, when Fair- 
fields will play the Metropolitans, and 
Baptists will play Knox. 

the sentry's chest 

Then the corporal took the dead 
man's rifle, cloak and helmet, and took 
his place on sentry-go. 

The Gevman engineers, who were 
totally unaware of what had happened, 
finished the trench. At dawn a com- 
pany of Eavarians arrived tn take pos- 
session of the trench They were re- 
ceived wish volleys, many being killed 
and wounded. Only eighteen were left, 
and they surrendered. 

Philip's regiment, hearing the sound 
of firing, came up at the double quick, 
headed by the colonel. Philip told the 

"Mon Colonel, allow me to present 
to you this trench. Yr.u will thus be 
able to judge tho acrrnad positions 



Hundreds of Basldents of Welghboring 

city Bnjoy sport on Lakes, 

roads and Carnal 



Every firm In the United States which 
manufactures materials used In modern 
warfare is working overtime in order to 
produce the tremendous quantities now 
being ordered by the belligerent nations. 
The New York Evening Post, in an ln> 
teresting article, says that for some 
time orders for rifles, cannon and am- 
munition have been pouring in and mo- 
tor trucks motor-cycles, aeroplanes, 
barbed wire and entrenching tools are In 
special demand. The buyers of this ma- 
terial are representatives from Great 
Britain, France, Russia, Germany, Aus- 
tria. Denmark, Italy. Japan and Belgium. 
Them arc a great many purchasers sent 
out by the Russian Government, Robert 
I'luym, who came from Russia to ob- 
tain hydroaeroplanes, motor trucks and 
barbed wire, was interviewed upon his 
arrival at the American metropolis and 
had the following to say: 

"To get here, I had to come by way of 
Finland, cross the Gulf of Finland to 
Sweden, and then go to Bergen, In Nor- 
way, and finally by steamer to New- 
castle, England, threading a dangerous 
way through the fields of unanchored 
mines which the Germans have spread 
broadcast in those seas. We were three 
days on this comparatively short trip, 
for we did not dare to steam at night, 
when we could not see the mines. I 
have made up my mind to return by 
way of Vladivostok and the trans-Si- 

"Russia offers a splendid market to 
America. Your country has every op- 
portunity to take over all the trade we 
formerly gave to Germany. You know 
Germany exported to us $500,000,000 
worth of goods annually, and most of 
these goods should be supplied us by 
America after this. The Oermans arc 
still trying to get goods to Russia by 
sending them into Denmark and having 
them re-exported under Danish trade- 
marks; but this has been discovered and 
is practically played out. 

"We can use an unlimited number of 
motor trucks, for Instance, and huge 
quantities of barbed wire. I am now en- 
gaged In trying to run down a very In- 
genious combination of maxim gun and 
motor-clcye. It was invented by 1 a Ca- 
nadian artillery sergeant who is now at 
the front, and the Canadian troops are 
equipped with them. 

"I have also furnished the Russian 
Government with several hundred auto- 
mobiles, some of which are used for staff 
transportation, and some In the ambu- 
lance service. I am after all the hydro- 
aeroplanes 1 can secure, *not only of the 
regular slse, but of the transatlantic 
America types as well, 

Our neighbors in Seattle have appar- 
ently been having more severe weather 
than we have experienced here, Judging 
from the reports which come from there 
raying that If th< cold snap holds good 
outdoor skating will become a popular 
Winter sport in Seattle. 

Hundreds of residents In the last few 
days have visited the smaller lakes 
wholch girdle the city to enjoy the 
thrill of gliding over the ice and cut- 
ting their names In Nature's Winter 

Green Lake has been the most popu- 
lar rewrt. Other points of attraction 
have bean Bitter Lake, near Foy, tin the 
Everett lnterurban. Lake Burl en. Mud 
Lake »u»d the old canal and ponds be- 
tween Smith Cove end naliuon Bay. 

Stppomtnttnt I 

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A Pale Dry 
Ginger Ale that is 
distinctly different. 

A credit to tlte table 

a pleasure to host 

and guest. 


Dry Ginger Ale 

Made by a British firm 

by British labour in. 

London. England 

With areputation 

of i 20 years. 

always to specify 




A simple, safe and effective treatment avoid- 
ls« drui ». Uaed with auccet I for 35 yearn. 

The air carrying the antiaeptlc vapor, inhaled 
with crerr breath, breathing easy, 
•ootbee the sore throat, 
and atopa the cough, 

to mother* with young 
children and a 6oon to 
auffercrs from Aathma. 

Stnd ua postal for 

dttrriptive booklet 

• old or D»U«IITI 





On All Goods 

Also we are giving away 

Silk Tea Pot with every 50c 



to 24 

Silk Dressing Gowns, 

Silk Dressing Jackets in 

all colors 
Silk Dressing Gowns, 

Silk Pajamas 
Silk Shirts 

Silk Blouse Sets, em- 
Silk Blouses, all sizes 
Silk Crepe Embroidered 

Blouse Sets 
Silk Nightgowns 
Silk Scarves 
Silk Shawls 
Silk Stockings 
Silk Embroi- 

dered Handbags 
Silk Cushion Tops 
Brass Trays 
Brass Vases 
Brass Jardinieres 
Brass Finger Bowls 

with Saucers 
Hand - Painted Toilet 

Hand-Painted Cruet 

Seige Ware 
Flower Pot 

Hand-Painted Tea Sets 
Hand- Painted Cocoa 

Hand-Painted Berry 



Arch Bazaar 

Japanese Fancy Goods 

Next to Fire Department 

Footban Tatar 
following is the team picked to plajr 
fo# the 5th IWtfUaent atalnat j> Com- 
pany of the SOtta Battalion at 1:10 p-m. 
today at Beacon Hill:— Hewitt, Donald, 
Davles, Orson, Harrison, McBrady. 
«mlth. NsarWnrtn, Hucbes and Cull. 
On Saturday the sta team will play tba 
VlotarU Went enalers at the Oarrleoa 
grounds at f:M o'clock. 

■Ill ■ 'Mm — ■ 

Brery toraXa fired in notion repre- 
sents an eapeaOtoure *t from •!,##• 

to W.He. *f ta i '•»-, rgflM* V 

Building Up Our Own 

We are pleased to announce that we have been appointed 


For the Province of British Columbia for 

The Albion 

We are now sresared t* 
district in tbU Vrevtaaa, 
n n stss r af 

this coaatrr tbae 


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TAc Store With the Christmas Spirit 

A Merchandise 

Scrip Is m 
Practical Gift 

789 Yatea Str§€t 

FhoM 1891 

Make Your Christmas Shopping Easy 
by Doing It at the People's Store 

Gift Neckwear Novelties 

See our spe- 
cial display 
toduy of many 
new Neckwear 
novelties, any 
of which will 
,make dainty {j£ 
gifts. We will 
pack them 
neatly in a 
fancy X m a s 
box. ^^3 

Xmas Sale of Fine Furs 

Our entire stock of beautiful Furs has 
been re-marked to two-thirds of their 
regular prices Make her a gift of a 
beautiful fur set. She will appreciate it 
highly . 

Grand Christmas 

Showing of 
Lingerie Waists 

A Selection of 500 at Prices From 
$2.50 to $6.75 

We have now on display one of the 
finest collections of dainty Waists, any 
one of which would make a useful gift— 
a gift that would be highly appreciated. 
They are all new styles and are made 
and trimmed in some unusually pretty 
designs. Materials are cotton voiles, 
organdie, muslin and fancy crepes. See 
this selection before deciding, if you 
intend to buy a Waist for personal or 
gift purposes. 

One-Third Off All Prices 

Christmas Ribbons and Braid 

We are now showing a full range of 
Xmas Ribbons in narrow and medium 
widths, and in a variety of designs, at 

prices tir from, per yard 5<! 

Braids for lying Xmas parcels; colors 
preen or red; 10 yards to the card. 
Price, per card lOf 

Xmas Sale of Fine English Felt 

For the re- 
maining days 
before Xmas 
we have de- 
cided to re- 
duce our on- 
tire stock of 
fine English 
Felt Slippers. 
W o m en' s 
Plaid Slip- 
pers with felt 
soles. Rsg. 
$1.50. Saft 
price, per 
pair. $1.20 
Cosy Slippers. Regular $1.50 to $2.00. 

Sale price, pair $1.25 

Misses' Felt Slippers, in all styles and 

Slies, at reduced prices. 

A Special Lire of Ladies' Button Boots, 

in patent and gun-metal leathers. AH 

sizes and widths. Regular $5.00 pair. 

vStlc, pair $4.00 

The Popular Gift — 


Ladies' Plain Hemstitched 
Handkerchiefs of line 
Inn n, at prices up from 
only 150 

Gents', in same quality, at 
prices up from ....25c 

Initial Handkerchiefs for 
ladies; initial is neatly 
embroidered in one cor- 
ner; pure linen. Prices 
up from 2O0 

Gents* Initial Handker- 
chiefs up from ....35^ 

Ladies' Cambric Handker- 
chiefs, finished with 
dainly lace edge ..150 

Fancy Embroidered Cam- 
bric Handkerchiefs, 20c, 
or 3 for 5O0 

Fancy Embroidered and 
Lace Edged Linen 
Handkerchiefs at prices 
up from 350 

Hand-Embroidered Linen 
Handkerchiefs at prices 
up from 1)O0 

Specials From Toyland 

Doll Beds Made in Victoria 

These are handsome, strong, well-made 
Beds, with art tick mattress; enamelled 
in a soft green shade; beds that you 
should pay at least $2.00 for; size 
12x18 inches Special, each $1.15 

Doll Beds, white enamel with nil ends; 
art tick mattress; size 12x18 inches. 
Special $1.65 

All Our Doll Houses at Half Price 

Regular from 75c to $17.50, at Half Price 

Rubber Balls. Special at, each, 10c, 15c, 
20c and ; 25? 

75c Table 

On this table you will find values from 
SI. 00 up to $1.50, and you can select 
from White Poodles, Unbreakable 
Dolls. Large Kid Dolls, Mechanical 
Smokers, Shooting the Kaiser, Book 
Holiday, Playmates and the Happy 
Family. Collapsible Hardwood Tables, 
Dainty fc'.rey F.nanx I Toilet Sets for 
baby. Regular $1.00 to $1.50 values. 
Special, each 750 

All Wood Jointed Art Dolls, 
Each $2.50 

The*?' arc the famous American-made 
"Sfrhoenhut Dolls." with character 
bead, human face; never were dolls like 
these. AH made from solid wood. 
Dainly dresses that will appeal to any 
child. See these in this section today. 
Each Dressed Doll -.....$2.50 

Christmas Gift Gloves 

Gloves are 

spec ially re- 
c o m m c-nded 
as gifts. They 
represent t b e 
best in work- 
manship and 
material, and 
will give last- 
i n g satisfac- 
tion. A Gor- 
don Glove 
Scrip will 
solve the ques- 

Captain D, Salvesen, Master 
of Wulff, Reaches Port 
From Norway to Resume 
Command of His Ship, 

Former Pacific Coast trader which has been chartered to make a voyage from 
Boston to Europe with grain, food, clothing and other supplies for Belgian 
relief. The Harpalyce has a capacity for about 8,500 tons. Some 5,000 tons 
will be taken up by grain and flour. The grain shipment is valued at |l50,ooo 

and the flout at 125,000. 

Waist Lengths, Practical Gifts 

One of the most practical of gifts is a 
Waist Length of dainty delaine, silk or 
viyella. These are neatly placed in 

pretty- -boxes 


holly. We have a large variety for you 
to select from, and the prices are very 
low. The prices are $1.50, $1.75, 
and $2.50 

For the Autoist 

A Beautiful Motor Rug would make a 
gift that would he highly appreciated. 
We have some of special quality at. each. 
$5.50 and $6.50 

Buy Your Boy an Erector 

No better or more practical gift for a 
boy. both useful and instructive. In 
stock three sizes: 140 parts, each, $1.50; 
205 parts, each, $2.75; 234 parts, 
each $4.25 

Gift Umbrellas in Great Variety 

It will be an 
easy matter 
for you to 
choose from 
this fine stock, 
no matter 
what you wish 
to pay. We 
have sonic ele- 
ganl ones with 
'tched si 1- 
v e r handle-, 
other-, with in- 
laid silver, sil- 
ver and pearl 
Trices to .... 

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All Ships of Lighthouse Fleet 
Are Endeavoring to . Make 
Port in Time to Celebrate 
Christmas Holidays, 

and plain cbonv finish. 



Suitable for Ladies and 


Poplin Tics 





Fancy Combs 


Silk Underskirt 


Wool or Silk 

Glove Scrip 

Silk Hose 
Infants' Bnmict 
Infants' (.'oats 
Infant,' Wool 

Infant-*' Mitts 
Infants' Hose 
Infants' Bootees 
Waist LenRth 
Wool Blanket 
Down Comforter 
Crib Comforter 
Crib Blanket 
Fancy Work 


Fancy I.iiu-n 
Table Linen 
Tea Apron 
Corsage Bouquet 
Merchandise Scrip 
Cashmere I J » > ~<* 
Knitted Muffler 
< >pera Coat 
Silk Dress 
French Hand- 


Bead Necklet 

A Warm Muffler Is a 
Seasonable Gift 

Wc have them nicely 
packed in fancy boxes. 
You can select from silk 

Bird cotton and all-wool 

These come in a large 
variety of colors at prices 
up from only 50<J 

Knitted Wear for 
the Kiddies 

Hardly anything could 
be more suitable as a Rift 
for a child than some 
dainty. warm, knitted 
Woolen article. Yon can 
make your selection from 
complete stock- of Chil- 
dren s Jersey Suits, Cait- 
ers. Caps, Sweaters, In- 
fants' Jackets. Bootees, 
Socks. Hats, Bonnets and 
Mittens. xott "will be 
pleased with our wonder- 
ful selection, 

Returning from the 1 at extended 
cruises of the year the three Dominion 
lighthouse tenders, Estovan. Quadra and 
Lecbro, me headed back to port with all 
aboard these craft Intent on reaching- 
home by Clirlstmus Day. it will be a 
olose call for the Kstevan arid Locbro, 
as these vessels have been ordered to 
carry out additional work on the south- 
boilna trip, but It Is anticipated in of- 
ficlal circles that thoy -will manage to 
slip into port by late Thursday night 
or Friday morning. 

It wits announrt.-il yesterday at the 
Marine Department that the. Estevan, 
wlikh lias been delivering annual sup- 
ii".- ai all light stations as far North 
as l.roiKara lelainl. .Mailed from Prince 
Kupert mi Monday afternoon.' 

rixing- Up Whit* Book* 

Vesterday she was supposed io have 
n&onei Mill bank Sound. Captain 
names was Instructed by wireless to 
Plaoe the beacon at White Hocks in 
commission before returning io Victoria. 
The main work at this point was ear- 
rlf.l out by the Leebro, but the recharg- 
ing and lighting of the beacon was left 
for the Bstcvan. 

W ith a continuation of yesterday's 
northerly winds the work would be com- 
pletod within a few hours, but In the 
event of adverse weather the ship may 
be delayed in reaching port. 

X.i word was received from the Es- 
tovan yesterday, but marine officials be- 
lieve that she completed the work as- 
signed to her and is now steaming 
South. Before coming to Victoria the 
Eatevan «iil replenish her bunkers at 
I. ads smith. 

The Leebro, Captain Hunter, sftUed 
from Prlnee Rupuri yesterday morning, 
and before eomlng In she has to fix up 
a buoy "I Nnnaimo. ahe also will eoal 
at Uadysmlth "before coming on to Vic- 

As Hie licebro Is a slower boat it Is 
not expected that there will ho a big 
margin to spare between her arrival 
and the Christmas holidays. 

The Quadra, Captain I.e Blam 
has bi>sn replacing the Fraser River 
lightship In position and finishing other 
work at Nnnalmo, Is looked for on 

raw astir* »a»t or 
\ C. r. m. rmooKAMMS 

■eabUd report that th„ Curncdlan 
I'aeifie liallwuy had bought five 
new ships being built On the 
Clyde, is explained at headquar- 
ters here, where it is s.ald th.- 
Bh*iPJ are those already men- 
tioned as part of the C. !'. i;. 
marine -programme. The *tetag&< 

ma. sister ship to tin \li:--. m 

Is one 'of' them. The other four 
.are th,e Prtsceaa Irene and Prin- 
cess Margaret, previously an- 
nounced, as building for the Pa- 
cific trade and the Melita and 
Me'dora, passenger and freight 
vessels for the Atlantic route. 



Victim of Oeruian Cruiser Off Caps Sun 
Antonio. N en r Montevideo 

SAW FKANCISCO, Pec. »!.— A nother 
victim of the German cruiser Leipzig-, 
now at the bottom of the sea, was re- 
ported to. the Chamber of Commerce 
here today, In the London dispatch, 
which gave the vessel's name as the 
British stenmer Glenmoor, 3,076 tons, 
bound from Bwanaea to San Frunclsco. 
She was sunk off Cape san Antonio, 
near Montevideo, at a date not given, 
but evidently many weeks ugo. 



Ca»taln Daniel Salves* u. a bronaeJ 
Norseman, master of the .Norwegian 
berk WullT. has arrival In Vlriorla to 
await the Arrival of his ship from Peru. 
The three- melted Norwegian bark U 
now ftrty-three days out from Arlea, 
Peru, In huilast, and she Is expected t<> 
make port within the nest few days to 
load a <-argo of lumber at Victoria for 

south Africa. ' 

Captain Salvesen Is resuming the 
command of his ship after taking a 
nine months' vacation .at tfarsuhd. hl» 
homo in Norway, When seen yesterday 
be stated that he left the Wulff at rtiu 
de Janeiro tust February after turning 
his shin over to Captain Thorktldsen. 
Who was formerly mate of the Nor- 
wegian vessel Knyyein. The latter vtyi- 
sol is operated by the owners of the 
VVuHr. Messrs.- Martin .Masvold. 
left Vessel at mio 

1'ioin ftld do Janeiro, Captain .Salvesen 
•took passage tL , Norway, where he re- 
mained until November, when he was 
ordered to .sail for this Coast to take 
over the command of his old ship. Cap- 
tain Salvesen says ho lias thoroughly 

• ed his holiday, wlileh is the first 
he has taken In three years. From ltio 
de Janeiro, the Wulff sailed in ballast 
Tor Newcastle, Australia, via Sout.i 
Africa. At Newcastle she loaded a 
cargo of coal for. Arlca.' Peru, and while 
on this voyage the vessel was chartered 
by Flndlay, Durham & Broclie to load 
lumber at Victoria for Lourenco 
Maruues, Soutli Africa. 

TO Overhaul at Tlotoria 

Captain Salvesen says the Wulff Is 
making a rather long passage, but this 
■is- not- surprising, as aver — two" years - 
have elapsed since she was hauled out 
for cleaning and painting. Before the 
Wolff goes on berth here she will be 

• irydocked for overhaul. Captain Sal- 
vesen (a authority Tor this. Since his 
arrival here he has been making ar- 
rangements for having the ship hauled 
out, and it, Is expected that the vessel 
will be placed on the Yarrows slipway 
at Esquimau. The AVultt has. been fly- 
ing the Norwegian Hag for the past four 
years. About that time she was pur- 
chased by .Martin Mastoid from French 
owners. The Wulff is a comparatively 

• modern windjammer, having been built 
at Nantes, France, In 1900. 

m LAST ! 



Tali Tsar's Operations in Hippos Tars* 
■et a Vew Jkecert 

German Raiders Responsible 
for Large Percentage of. 
Shipping Casualties in No- 
vember—Much Loss of Life. 



Steamere averre, Wray Castle, Pectoo 
ana Oralglna Taken for United . 




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Victoria to Winnipeg 


Including Meals and Berth to 
Prince Rupert 

Lv. Victoria 10 a.m. Monday 

Ar. Prince Rupert 8 a.m. Wednesday 

Lv. Prince Rupert ..... to a.m. Wednesday 
Ar. Winnipeg Noon Saturday 

Union Steamship Company of B. C. Limited 

Prince Rupert and Northern British Columbia Service 
Regular Sailings to 

Prince Rupert 

Bella Coola 

Port Hardy 

Skeena Rirer 


Green Point Rapids 

Qrsnby Bay 
Alert Bay 
Powell River 
Neat River 
Union Bay 
Surge Narrows 

Rivera Inlet 
Campbell River 
Van Ands 

Kingcome Inlet 
Jervii Inlet Bute Inlet 

And All Logging Csmps and Canneries 
' far Further particulars Apply 
I —a Wayewnwin SCree*. F%— s ISM. Q»Q. MeOKEOOn, Altai 

CWy Pssssng «r and 

Tkkst Agent 

Office, 900 .Wharf St. 

Netr Pott Ofics 

Phone 1 143 

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Canadian Pacific Railway 
Xmas and New Year Holidays 


Tickets on sata Dec. ttrd* 14th, 25th, 30th, 31st and Jan. 1st. 1915 

Final Return Limit. January 4th, 1915 ^ 

Steamers for Vancouver leave daily at 1:45 p.m. and 11-45 om 
Returning, leave Vancouver, 12 noon and 11:45 p.m. 

Full particulars on application to C.P.R. offices, 1102 Government 

* . City Pass, Agent 

Phones 174 and 4670 


The dasuce to the British nteasJter 
Epeem. which went ashore at Oarrsra 
folat, ajwlts o* lUiollan, last A«*ue* 

,the oentr* e* Ho. i hatch; stem floors 
and .shell plates broken, tank top on 
starboard side separated from the col- 
Itsloo bulkhead and set up about twelve 
inches, and tank bracket, i„ mmrmin 
plates cut and torn. • The colUelen bulk- 
head and tank top sre aot. seriously 

BAN riiANCISCO. Dec :M.— Tho Nor- 
wefeian stearifar Etyerre, thirteen (lays 
out from Newcastle, Australia, for thia 
port, ha* been chartered by Strauss & 
Co. for barley to thu United Kingdom, 
at 45 slillllriRM. with the option of a 
Sramliniivinn port to discharge, at S5 

Strauss & CO. have aluo taK^n the 
BritlHh ateamtr Wray Ca«tle for grain 
from Portland, Tuget ^ound, or Sen 
Francisco, to the United Kingdom with 
the option of a Mediterranean port, no 
rate being announced. The vetac! will 
come out In ballast fn>m Cardiff. . 

The French bark La'Perouse has been 
chartered by Hind Kolph & Co. for bar- 
ley from this port to the United King- 
dom, st 38 shillings ,T pence, with the 
option of Australia or South Africa, at 
35 Hhllllnas. She will come up from 
Antofaffastn in ballaBt. 

The British steamer Pecton, chartered 
for barley to l3urope, at 45 shillings, 
was taken by Beirour, Guthrie * Co. 
This same firm haa taken another 
steamer for barley, at 4S shillings 9 
pence. It Is thought this vessel may 
be the British steamer Swindon, now 
at Cardiff. 

The British steamer Cralglna hss ar- 
rived here under charter to Strauss & 
Co. She. came In ballast from Japan, 
bill it hss not been announced whether 
she will load here or In tho North. 

The is'orweKfan steamer Gladstone, 
just renamed Marina Quesada. sailed 
from Newport News for Victoria Wed- 

According to the latest report of the 
lirttlsii Board of Trade, the number and tonnage of British vessels Wist dur- 
Ir., the month of November, l»lt. and 
the number of lives lost, arc ns follows: 

Sailing, 29; net tonnage. ->.4b$; lives 
if st, H, Steam, 41; net tonnage, 44,616. 
Including 15 steamers of 32,327 tons 
Ich f sun k by German warships, an.l 8 steam- 
ers of I.:i2S tons sunk by mines; lives 
lost, 161, including 89 lost in steamers 
sunk by mines. 

The above is a record of "reports re- 
ceived" in the month, not of wrecks 
Which" occurred during November. Many 
of the reports received in November rc- 
lf.te to casualties which occurred In pre- 
vious months. Tho figures inolude the 
losses of 15 sailing vessels of 1,9.16 
tons, and 5 steamers of 1,111 tons, he- 
lohgin'g to British possessions Brbrottfl. 
Casualties not resulting In total loss of 
vessels, un.l the lives lost by such cas- 
ualties, are not Included. 

This year's operations in Japanese 
shipbuilding yards are beating all re- 
cords. In 1912 and 1913. When thu 
prosperity of the freight market reached 
Its height, a large number of orders for 
ships were placed with different yards. 
The tendency was the same alt over the 
world. In England the yards could not 
meet the increasing orders. In Japan 
the demand was not so much in ex- 
cess over the supply, but the Increased 
orders have kept the different yards 
busy during 1914. 

There will be launched In Jspan this 
year seventeen vessels, with a total of 
86.ooft tons. 

Balfour, Guthrie & 

420 Htbben-Bone Building 
Agents for 

Harrison Direct Line 




..December 31 
. . December 10 
... December 17 


LONDON December 21 

GLA300W January 7 

LIVERPOOL January 14 

Freight Service Only. No Passengers 

We Thank Oar Patrons 

for an Excellent Xmas 

Trade This Season 



Wu lipMt io Be «ht»»*a Sesaa After 

axpisaUea ef ArUelea Vale 


A member ~ Of the crew of the late 
Canadian Pacific liner Empress of In- 
dia, Captain A. Halley, R. N. R, now 
the IndlSn hospital ship Loyalty, writes 
from Bombay under date tot October 17, 
stating that the men's articles expire 
on December 81, by which time it is ex- 
pected they will be at a Prenofa port. 
They then aspeet to be sent hack to thla 
Coast via Liverpool, unleaa they prefer 
to sign on unolr the Oasstwar of Ba- 
roaaj who purchased- the white ttaor, 
and who, It Is believed, will retain her 
aa a yacht at the eonelQsloo or tho 

The Umpreas of India experleaoed a 
smooth passage from. Singapore to 
Bombay, but, owing' to tHe presonoe of 
the Gormen raider tCmden. at that time, 
fjhs'"' veesoJ steamed across the Indian 
ocean; whti- ; sir tut bar run nb» lights 

Thursday We Have Set Ash 

for Our Custom ers— Watch the 
Windows for Reduced Prices 



SsrjjieW JMdHit 

rnMtftfNsV d*i & ]]aT 

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Kxi'rllcnl Culnlnr — UllSUrpOSSad , Service 

rOfwriON, ISltgence and tteflnomvut 
-i liavo gtyen Hotc! Virginia a world- 

:hiikiu.s distinction, Bverj modnr venl- 

Nice. Absolutely fireproof. ?our visit to 

California i« no) complete win I visiting 

thin magnificent beacii roaort, Tennis, 
Golf, Surf Bathing, Yiu'hling. Motoring, 
Fishing and other diversions. A popular 
rendezvous for Winter tourists, No mlviinro 
In TarifC .luring mi. Write tax. Rates 
Rnd Booklet. 

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iSan Dibco 

Stop at the 

IBI , ie Mopanne g 


B 8 38 B 9 

B (J [ I"! g r|T I w ^^ EUROPEAN PLAN 
* " w 6teel uuti Cuui-rete. 
Heart of City 
Sixth St., bot. E and F 


Kales — One person from $1.00; two per- 

iions front jl.on. Freo auto bua meets 

Tains and m earners. 


Imposition, 1015 

Dl-Sodlum Arsenate Natu- 
ral Steam Cave Baths. Hot- 
test and most curative baths 
known. Radio-active. Posi- 
tive cure for countless all- 
numg , — U «ii U g hU u l — r a cr sa U wa 

and health resort. Altitude 
l',000 fo«t. On four trans- 
portation lines. Descriptive 
folder address Arrowhead 
P. O., Southern Calif. 



J ^^^8U)n for it while at thin 
charming place, Fine cuisine. 
Strictly modern. Every diversion. 
For folder Write IS. 1'. Dunn. 

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Midway betwee* iiiTaii and city. 
Situated in tin* mosl beautiful i>nrr. 
of the Houthiiind. -Splendid accom- 
modations. Excellent table. Write 
,oco. t». Krom; Mgr., ror booklet, 


fcUd Rooms, All With 1'iivate Bath. 

Tariff: $1.M) to 88.00. 

Steel and Conorete — Absolutely Fireproof. 

Half block from Central Bark. Convenient 

to all stores, theatres and amusements. 

I M. DIMMICK. Lessee. 
Hill St., Between. 1th and rah, Los Angeles 



Mr. Phillip Kolt, of Blue runnel Line, Away at Advanced 


Doilwell & Co., agents for the Blue 
.Funnel l^lnc, have been advised of the 
death at Liverpool on November 27, of 
Mr. Phillip Henry Holt, in his eighty- 
fourth year. 



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Inbound Osaka Shosen Kaisha 
Boat Berths Here on Christ- 
mas Day — Panama Maru 
Sails — Other Liners Due Out. 

tuiuii u f i i e ai y e ai. ti e sal* that tt 
would be discussed At the nelt general 
meeting, together with the renewal of 
mall contractu with the Government. 


Bark British Tmmm Ih •tart** Tas- 

iag oa Cairo fog Mouth 

The deceased was an International 
figure In shipping circles and a member 
of the firm of Alfred Holt & Co., oper- 
ators of the Blue Funnel Line, one of 
tha largest fleets under the red ensign. 

Mr. Holt retired from active life a 
few jijjars ago, and was the last sur- 
vivor of>flve brothers, who left their 
mark upon the philanthropic and muni- 
cipal life of Liverpool. 

They were the sons of Mr. George 
Holt, who founded, In the early part of 
last century, the well known firm of 
cotton brokers with which his name 1b 
associated. He was also responsible 
for the erection of the India Buildings, 
home of the Blue Funnel Line, and 
described as the first big office build- 
ing erected In Liverpool. Mr. Phillip 
Holt was for some years a member of 
the Liverpool City Council, and was a 
generopa supporter of Liverpool Univer- 
sity ,and a patron of art ' 


only Institution "f its kind ♦real of Battle Creek. Excellent hotel accommoda- 
tions. Finest ei-.tthal equipment and Swedish mechanical departments. competent 
corps of men and worn™ specialists. Ijraduate nurses employed. B6 minutes front 
Los AttgMea Ideal place to W*t and recuperate. Healthful diversions. Complete 
Information and rate*.' Write w. l:ny Bimprson, sign 



Kmupean Plan. 
Absolutely Fireproof 

Rqpina with bath 
fro «i 5-.;n. Rooms 
'.vltlVml bath from 
J1.50. Close to all 
Ftorcs. public build- 
ings and theatres. 
Loomls-Harry Loom!*, Lessees. 



Most curative baths known. PeHdedly 
radio-active. Magnificent new building. 
Admiral Robley D. Evans said. "Anyone 
titn net wall at Paso Robfes." Finest hotel 
accommodations. Spacious grounds. Ideul 
climate. Sporty »-hoic golf links. Every 
outdour diversion. Stopover privileges. 
F. W. Sawy.e. Mgr.. Paso Robles, Cal. 


Happy is the Boy or Girl 

who Finds a KODAK in 

the Stocking Christmas 


The latest Kodak catalogue free «t your 
dealer's or by mail. 




Despite the fact that she has been 
driving at full speed since leaving 
Yokohama, the Japanese steamship Se- 
attle Marti, Cap tali) Salto. of the Osaka 
ahosen Kaisha. Is not expected to make 
port before Christmas Day, News of the 
1. 1. 1 u re of i he Seattle Maru to maintain 
her schedule wus received philosophic- 
ally by shipping men who arc dlreetly 
affected by the arrival of tho liner. 
The best that can be looked forward to 
now is an invitation from Captain 
.Saito to partake of the .seasonablu doll- 
CttQlea provided by tho ship's ateward, 
who Is expected to excel himself on thla 
auspicious occasion. 

The Seattle Maru was scheduled Jo 
berth at this port tomorrow, \-\t\ owing 
to unforseen circumstances, it is ap- 
parent that the beat the liner can do is 
to reach William Head too Inte to pass 
quarantine before sundown. Tho Orien- 
tal liner has several hundred tons of 
freight for discharge at this port, and 
It Is expected that she will be alongside 
the Outer Docks during the greater part 
of the holiday. 

Panama Za Away 

Last evening, the transpacific liner 
Panama Maru, also of the Osaka Shosen 
Kaisha, got away from tho Outer Docks 
on her outward voyage to the Far East. 
She carried a capacity cargo, which was 
composed chiefly of foodstuffs and cot- 
ton. The passenger list was also very 
heavy, but as the rush is now about 
over, it Is probable that the Panama 
Maru will be the last vessel to leave 
this season with all her accommodations 
taken up. 

At this port Mrs. Kathleen Hooley her daughter boarded the ship as 
cabin — p&aaengaxa, — while — seven ty.five 

Captain Armstrong, master of the 
British' bark British Yeoman, waa In 
port yesterday from Genoa Bay. He 
saya that part of the lumber cargo Is 
now being stowed and It Is possible that 
the vessel will complete and bo in read- 
iness to sail for Capt Town about tho 
middle of January. 


Danish Motor Ship (toes Ashore at 
Cadres Xslsad* sad Is la Baa 


A Sepia Enlargement 

Stakss i nice 

Xittas Present 

TM cost Is littk, from 91410 


7M Pewt Si. T«L MM 

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Orientals emuarked in the steerage. 

Steamer* to Depart 

Today will see the departure of two 
ocean-going steamers from the port of 
Victoria. The Blue Funnel steamship 
Cyclops is due to sail at noon for 
Yokohama and the United Kingdom, and 
she will be followed later in the da> 
by the Canadian-Australian liner Ni- 
agara, bound for the Antipodes, via 


Vessel Intended for Treasure Hunt In 

South Seaa Xtlapoesd of 

for fl,375 

The. old whaling steRmer Bowhead is 
reported to have been disposed of for 
the sum of $1,375. 

It Is not known if the purchaser in- 
tends to operate the vessel or again 
dispose of it to other parlies. The Bow- 
head figured in a number of Interesting 
burled treasure tales about a year ago, 
when San Francisco parties took the 
vessel over with the intention of pro- 
moting an expedition to the South Seas. 

The affair ended with promotion only, 
and tho sale of the vessel evidently 
means that the treasure hunt has been 



Many OBtcsr. and Man of Bins Funnsl 

Boat Enlist in the British 


The Blue Funnel liner Antilochus 
atrived on this Coajtt with an 
entirely different personnel of officers, 
and With the places of her deck crew 
tilled by Chlnepe. Two sailors, two 
quartermasters, one pantry-man, an. I 
two deck hands joined the navy at 
Hongkong, being assigned to tho Brit- 
ish warship Triumph. Two or three of 
the men ' were rejected on account of 
physical disability, but will bo given 
another chance to enli'st later on. 

The war has called for field or hos- 
pital duty every available surgeon in 
Liv. rpuni, nnd the Antilochus was com- 
i" i led to sail without a ship's doctor. 
Dr. M, Baird-Smith, who was aboard 
the Blue Funnel liner Talthyblus when 
she left Victoria for the United King- 
dom, was transferred to the AnUlochus 
at Hongkong. Second Officer Nelson, 
Third Officer Jaqulf, and Fourth Of- 
ficer Mcl'herson, joined the navy at 


Vassal TO Maintain TaaoonTar Bight 

■•TTlos la OectjanetaoB With 

Prlacsss Adslaiae 

After undergoing minor repairs dur- 
ing an ■extensive lay-over at this port, 
the steamer Princess Alice, of the C.P.R. 
coastal flf-et, la to re-enter the trans- 
gulf service, leaving at 11:45 o'clock 
tonight for Vancouver In place of the 
steamer Princess Mary. Captain j. w. 
Troup, manager of C, P. R. Coast 
steamships, announces that the Vancou- 
ver route will he maintained by the 
Princess Alice and the Princes* Ade- 
laide, while the Princess Mary will be 
held kh relief steamer. 

The turbine steamer Princ«ss Patricia, 
which was recently damaged in collision 
with the steamer Venture, has been 
hauled out at the B. C. Marino ways, 
Vancouver, for repairs. 

She is expected to bo out of tho ser- 
vice for two days, and during that time 
the Vancouver-Nanalmo service will be 
maintained by the steamer Princess 
Mb y. 


Chairman Baron Xoass Is lsnatwaat 
Pessimistic S« to Traato 

The ordinary general meeting of the 
Nippon Yuscn Kaisha was held in the 
Tokyo Chamber of Commerce on No- 
vember 2J, with Baron Kondo In tho 

Baron Kondo, In a talk on tho outlook 
of the company and the freight market 
generally, said that. Judging from tha 
present state of affairs, peace In the 
world would not be recovered within 
four or five months. 

If the Inference be right It wsa evi- 
dent there waa no room for optimism at 
present as to affairs In the freight mar- 

Regarding the affect on the company's 
economic condition of the renewed grant 
of subsidies, he was somewhat pessi- 
mistic, for he said that he wss sure 
there would bo a more or less decrease 
in the grant. In the event of a de- 
crease, at this time of depression, the 
company could not feel assured. 

Am to the renewal of the company a 
business after the expiration in the As- 

SA\ I'HCGO, Cal., Dee. 22.— Bound 
from San Francisco for Chrlsttanla, Nor- 
way, the motornhip Malakka. Captain 
Zahdcurs, of the Fast Asiatic Steam- 
ship Co., Is ashore today on the south- 
west end of Cedros Islands, 300 miles 
south of San Diego. 

According to a wlroleas report, the 
American-Hawaiian freighter Arlzonan 
Is standing by. 

The position of the Malakka, which 
Is a ship of 4,700 tons, is sheltered, She 
left San Francisco December 15. 

The report from the Arlzonlan did not 
state how badly the Malakka had been 

According to the last wireless from 
the AriKonan the Malakka struck the 
reef four nights ago during the thick 
weather, and being without wireless 
was unable to attract assistance until 
last night. As soon as It was seen that 
It was almost hopeless to float the ship 
again a boat's crew and one officer 
started for San Quentln, Mexico, 130 
miles away, and at night the ship's 
searchlight was kept signalling con- 

Still Past on Book 

SAN DIEQO, Cal., Dec. 22.— The 
Danish motor ship Malakka, with her 
$1,250,000 cargo is still fast on - rocky 
ledge on the northwestern end of Bird 
Rock, on the northern end of the Natl- 

It It's tor a Man YouTI 
Do Best Here 

Today and tomorrow are the days w hen the eleventh-hour gift shopper 

wants quick service and the right suggestions. We are ready for just that 

kind of business. Our store is rich in useful gifts for men, practical 

gifts that men appreciate, especially this year, and 

Our Suggestions Are All Marked at Special Low Prices 

vided Islands. Tho Malakka has been 
left to her fate, for a few days at 
least, as the Arizona, which 
stood by to lend her aid all night and 
part of today has proceeded down tha 
coast. The captain of the Malakka has 
asked that a salvage steamer and under- 
writing expert be sent to his aid. 

The only salvage vessel is the laqua, 
now at Ventura endeavoring to lift the 
steam schooner Coos Bay. 


Stsaiuar Swindon Plxed to Load Tood- 

atnffa tor United Kingdom or 


Included in the latest charters Is the 
British steamer Swindon, 3,243 tons, 
which has been fixed to load wheat on 
Puget Sound or the Columbia River for 
the United Kingdom or Continent at a 
rate of 43 shillings 9 pence. Her char- 
terers are Balfour, Guthrie & Co. 

The American schooner Snow and 
Burgess, 1.C2S tons, has been chartered 
by J. J. Moore & Co., for lumber from 
San Francisco to Melbourne. 

' j Laneing Peases Out 

The Oil tanker Lansing will pass down 
from Vancouver at an early hour this 
morning, bound for Port Sap Luis. 



Allen Player* Oive Pinished Production 

of Beautiful Old Comedy™ Miss 

PSltoa Stars 


Imported direct from the manufactur- 
er. Real Irish linen at a saving price. 
Special rate on half-dozen lots 

25c, 35c, 45c, 50c and 75c 


Heavy steel frames with good quality 
tops. Guaranteed durable. 

Priced at Only $1.50 

With "Gloria" cloth tops and natural 
wood handles. 

Priced at $1.25 



Latest modes in tans and suedes, with 
silk lining of best quality. 

Priced at $1.75 Only 


Tan and grey shades in the best 
quality throughout. 

Special at $1.75 


75 dozen just received, finest tubular 
and wide-end poplins 

Special at 75c Each 


These are worth up to $8.50, the finest 

of imported goods, in fancy shades, 

some with fancy-bordered ends. 

Priced to Clear at $5.00 


Excellent quality of silk in tops tnd 

made with taped edges. Natural 

wood handles 

Priced at $5.00 


I land-sewn; very nobby and long- 
wearing. Men like these Gloves. 

Special at $1.25 


50 dozen absolutely new Silk Ties 
with the novel wide ends. 

Only 50c Each 


Latest shades and styles in handsome 
fancy silks just opened. 

$1.25 and $1.50 Each 


All leading shades in new silk Hosiery 
for men. Correct in every detail. 

50c, 75c and $1.00 a Pair 

Also Many Practical Gilfts in Shirts, Suits, Overcoats, Hats, 
Coats, Underwear and Everything a Man Requires. 



"You'll Like 
Our Clothes" 



The Store of 
Practical Gifts 

"That Girl From Texas." presented by 
the Allen Players as the Christmas 
week attraction, at the Prlncoas The- 
atre, is one of the most attractive plays 
pivr-n by that company this season. 
The smoothness of the production/ Is no 
>l"Ubt due to the fact that the comedy 
Is mo of the oldest plays In the Allen 
upertolre. Its quaint mingling of 
humor and pathos never fall to make a 
strong appeal, however, and the audi- 
ences on Monday and Tuesday evenings 
i 'Vpreased unbounded approval of the 

Miss Vernan Fclton played a pari not 
unlike "Peg o' My Heart." Through the 
goodness of heart of a little American 
girl, a noble Fngllsh family Is saved 
from financial ruin, but this family Is 
no more grateful to May Price than tho 
other family was to Peg. From this 
Circumstance arises the gripping plot, 
which holds one In doubt as to tho out- 
come, until the very last moment. 

The part of May Prlco is well suited 
to Miss. Felton's talents, as the popular 
hading lady Is at her best portraying 
rnher primitive emotions not too much 
restrained by social veneer. Mr. Ken- 
rrriv showed to advantage as tho pol- 
ished icngiish gentleman, who was not 
hall thecad circumstances and hrs family 
made him appear. Mrs. Allon played 
the part Of Lady Kenwood with becom- 
ing dignity, while Miss Jeane Graem 
was well east as Marjory Farley. One 
of the hits of the piece was the work 
of Mr. Norman Pearco as the bluff old 
rancher from Texas. The other mem- 
bers of the company were well cast, and 
special mention might well be made of 
the costuming of the lady members of 
the company. 

. ttJ^ V 


Oreat StrnotnM M Panama-Facinc Sx- 

•ositlon Ie Built end Time 

With Sy« to Buslasss 

SAX FRANCISCO. Dec. 22.— The 
Canadian commissioners to the Panama- 
Pacific Industrial Exhibition have built: 
and fitted the Canadian pavilion with 
an eye wholly to business. From base- 
ment to roof the big $400,000 structure 
— the largest foreign building on tho 
grounds — Is devoted to exhibits of prod- 
ucts and of models and panoramas de- 
signed to nil the visitor with the lure 
of the north. Of ballrooms and club- 
rooms to which most of the foreign and 
ctate boildtags are largely devoted, the 
{Canadian pavilion has none, with the 
except!** of a sitting-room for men and 
a res*, room for' women. 

Explanation of this strictly business 
policy Is found In the fact that the 
building and Us contents are of Gov- 
ernment origin and maintenance, and 
designed chiefly to promote immigra- 
tion and commerce. 

Covering an area of «(• by 2>S feet, 
tho ground floor ig divided into a log- 
gia sixty by forty feet, three exhibit 
courts each IIS feet In length, two ex* 
hibit rooms forty feet square and the 
ofllee*) of tha oemmiseloners. 

Tha throe courts communicate 
through nwsaarous aoaaroe aad ai«hee, 
and the whole effect of tha interior la 
that of a want arcade, wtth cardinal and 
gold promlaent la tho upper decorations 
and rustle grille through which trans- 
parent panels -can be seen depicting Can- 
adian eeanea, mostly rural, on ail aides. 
To stand In any of tho courts and sur- 
vey the environment Is a pleasurable 


Fine New Grill 
Newly Enlarged Lobby 

And the same old high-class 
service at the 

Hotel Savoy 

"Twelve stories of solid 
comfort." Right in the heart 
of the city. Absolutely fire- 
proof. European plan. 

Rates, SI per day up 
With Beth, $2 per day up 

Be Careful-- 
Be Thpftty- 
Be Saving— 

S sv i sj g e Osufit Wheat Nee* 

Tour Havings Piwteetsd hy 

Paaa-Up Capital and Kern 
Total Aaosts 


Your savings subject to eheejw* withdrawal. Interest e 



The 6mrt Wnst Punrnnnnt Loan tommy 


Offioe Hours: • mjm. te • p.m. 


Give Her Cutlery 


2-Piece Carving Sets, 

without case , 

1 Dozen Dessert Knives, 

in solid oak case 

1 Doxen Dinner Knives, 

in solid oak case 

• i » •-• • • 


3-Piece Carving Sets, in handsome 
case, lined with purple satin. Best 
Sheffield steel and staghorn handles. 
Also with white ^^ 

handles. Prices $7 eft) 

Hickman Tyc Hardware Co, 


•"•"•••■■a ssetasjs' 

9C s»WSlWeleWSsW|l 

fc) ■ '.'„,:.~;.;-V. 






<>no cent a word each Inaerlion; 10 per 

in discount for six or more conaecuilve 
lliaeftlotia — Cash with order. No advertise- 
ment accopted for less than -i cents. 

Business and Prolc*»lonu I Cards — of four 
linen or under— 11.0-1 pat week;, 

S u _Av_r__5S_t charged on account for 
less than >a.00. Phone No. 11. 


ART aluaa— A- B". BPS*< over 30 years' 
experience In art glass, leaded lights 
fo . lui. ■ ln«, schools unil pilvale dwellings. 
fctpcouil term* to contractor*. Works und 
studio, corner Dunedln and Summ Street*, 
Duck of Douglus Street tiro hall. l'hone 


IlATJlb — Vapor and sulphur, tor rheu- 
* mutism, massage and electricity; 
,■, rilllriii.. London Hospital, England, 913 
I'jI-i .Street. 


AGGAGE Delivered — Victoria Transfer 

Co., I- id .. phone, ll'O. • 

■ » j i: Printing — Electric Bluu Print & 
i> Map CompaAy, 211 Central Building, 
\ i. iv a tret t. , 

t 1ASM paid for old gold teeth. nugget 
v soldi gold dual, silver, platinum, dla- 
tnends, watches and old Or now bruken 
Icwelry. etc M. Btetni ««» Vales Street, 
upstairs Phone 4810. Will call any part 
nt illy- . 

(tHI.MNKY Swooping— No duat or men 
inude in the house. Phone 377. 

CxlllMN_Y Sweeps — StOtt & Caley. dlftt- 
J cult Hucb a specialty. Phone 1613. 

/1HIMNEY Sweep — C. V/hlte. Old Country 
_ Sweep. Phone G38DH. ' 


UKI'ENTRV Repairs — Leaky roofs mada 
good. Phono T. Thlr kell. 3 S B9U 

1H1MNEY Sweep — Lloyd. Phone _18?L1. 
J 11 years' experience' In Victoria. 

Dray Co., 


DRAYMEN -Victoria Truck & 
Ltd. Ph ones 13 anuljfiS. 

DRAYMEN — Joseph Heaney, office at 1219 
Wharf Siroet. Phone 171. 

ELECTRIC vacuum cleaning by experts. 
Phone 277. 

JUNK — Wanted, scrap brans, copper, zinc, 
lead, cost Iron, packs, bottles, rubber; 
highest prices paid. Victoria Junk Agency, 
I Si5 Wharf Street. Phono 1336. Branch 

more, UK Store, Street. _ 

T^THGGHAl _INCr — Lithographing, en- 
_J graving* and embossing. Nothing too 
large and nothing too small; your stationery 
Is your advance agent; oar work Is on- 
equaled west ot Toronto. The Colonist 
Printing & Publishing Co., Ltd. 

I i VERT — Victoria Transfer Co., Ltd. Tel. 
_ 136 . Bent service In the city. 

3JAPERHANG1NG from $2.50 room; paint- 
ing, tinting, equally cheap; estimates 
free. Call or write Harlow, 2C6S Cedar 
11111 Road. 

J PATENTS, trade marks, designs, copy- 
— rnrTrts: Ft _nn » m u nh-ug _ — ft Co .. — ttre- 


4 GOOD e«ok -general for lbs country, 
__- lit,; lady help*, country and Victoria, 
}10, mothers' helps for Children. ID to 
»l«. T h « i.adlt.' Agency. 126 . Sayward 

APPLT Devereux Agency, «4 7 Fort OR.. 
an experienced cook-general required 
for city, General maids for Albernl, _el- 
owna. and nursemaid for Gorge Road. 

EXPERT stenographers supplied at snort 
nel.Ua) for temporary «r ptrmueit 
positions; -*•*• line of buslneset free ser- 
vice but- parties. Phoae «7i»». Unitsd 
Typewriter Oo. . 

GIRLH — If you apply quickly we can 
wild you to several situations of var- 
ious kinds; good laundress wanted. Red 
Cross Reliable Employment Agency, 1011 
Government st.. Mrs. Francis. 

WANTED— Reliable girl for housework, 
fond of children; little cooking; no 
washing. Mrs. Harris, 1072 Davie, after C 

o'clock p. m. 

. ■ ■ ■ ■ 

YHfANTED — Cook-general for small lam- 
\y lly. Box 1121. Colonial. 

W'A.VTKD — Girl about 18 or 17 to do 
* * work of small house and b'jlu with 
baby - years old; easy, post, comfortable 
Inline; English preferred. Box 1088, Col- 
onist. , 

WANTED— Girl for ll«hl housework. Ap- 
1 1 ■ 1 1 in ■ . small wages. 

londay, 1013 Queen's Ave. 

WANTED — Girl tor housework. 

W A . NT 

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FINS. dry. leg wood. |l|i for cord, and 
good Mil wdod 11.11 cord. Phone 
Ul l. Waaawa Otngh. I I Erie Bt. 

OR Sale -Two fine Safes, very cheap. 
Box (76. Colonist. 


GENT'S bicycle. 24-luch frame, cheap. 
Button, Yatoa gt.; phone Sil2. 

HELP the unemployed by buying wood 
from the Salvation Army Industrial, 
back of cite Hall; cordwood. 11.60, deliv- 
ered; )2 and 10-lnch blonks, delivered, 15.50; 
split. 16 delivered; packing In extra, 40u 
per cord; halt cords sold. 

ALL— ABLE «te*i ranges. II down and 
II per week. 2001 Government Street. 


ANTED — Girl; housework, plain cook- 
1133 North Park. 


l'hon e I07L2. 

old established firm of patent attorneys. 
offices 1020 Rog ers Bldg.. Vancouver, B- C. 

1JATENTS — Rowland Britain. registered 
attorney; patents In all countries. Falr- 
lleld Bldg.. opposite Post Office. Vancouver. 

TS. C. 

i ■ ^ __- 

POTTERY Ware^ — Sewer pipe, field tile 
ground lire clay, flower pots, etc. B. C. 
Pot lory Co., Ltd.. corner Broad and Pan- 

CJTORAGE — Wo store everything and re- 
>0 move goods. E. Zlmmerll. 725 H Fort 
street. Phone 2786. 

SWEDISH movement, vapor baths, eleo- 
trlc vibrations, alcohol massage; lady 
operator. Phone 53-17L, 10 a. nt. till 10 
p m. 921 Fort St.. Room I. 

SHORTHAND School. 1011 Government 
St.. shorthand, typewriting", bookkeep- 
ing thoroughly taught; graduates tilling positions. E°. A. Macmlllan. principal. 

VJTKNCIL and Seal Engraving — General 
P engraver and stencil cutter. George 
. i-.v-ther, S16 Wharf 3t„ behind post office. 

UNDERTAKING B. C. Funeral Co. 

(Hay ward's), 7:;i Broughton sr. 
prompt attention; i-harges reasonable. 
Phones 2285, 8286. 23JT, 2288. Charles 
11. , a .inl. president; R. HayWard. secre- 
i.i iv ; P, Caselton, manager. 

\\TlNDOW Cloaning— Don't forget to 
'*♦ phone 1705, James P.ay Window 
/"leaning Co., 641 Government Street. 

U'lNHOW cleaning, none better. phone 
>V i.iiT. Expert window cleaner. Hlg- 
elnbothum, 2509 Government St. 

WINDOW Cleaning — For promptness 
phone 1382L. The island Window 
Cleaning Co. 

WHOLESALE Dry Goods — Turner, Beeton 
.* l'ii„ I. id., wholesale dry goods 1m- 
Jsorters and manuAtoturera men's furnish- 

'iigft, i. nis, "lilg Horn" brand shirts, over- 
alls. Mall orders attended to. 


A RCHITECT — Thomas Hooper, in prae- 
■■ v tloe in H- C- for ::> year's ; plana and 
specifications furnished on application. 
pfflca 101-406 IIlbben-Bone Blk. Phone »J7. 

RfltrrECT— E. Etwood Watklns. Rooms 

1 and 1 Crecn Block, corner Trounco 

.\vr. and Broad. Phone 2isn; residence 

phone 13!'S1,. 

(tivii, Bngtnaara — George A., smith, lim- 
Wli Ciilnmbia laud surveyor. Office at 
\ iberni. B, C. ■ _^_ 

DENTIST— E. S. Talt, Dental Snrgeon. 
nrrtr- H«S-411 Campbell Building, 
phone u;;ii. 

DENTIST — W. K. Frasor. D.M.D. Office 
301-302 Stohart-i. ,.- Block. Office 
hours: 9:30 n. m. to 5 P- m 

SI'HVEYORS — Svvannel & Noakes, Domin- 
ion and B. C, land sitrveyon *, olvli 
engineers. Promts Elk., ino'i Uovernment 
Si. P. O. Box 012. Phone 377. 

TTANDY man wants work, $2 a day. 

YOUNG man, age 26. thoroughly . experi- 
enced In cattle and horses. Apply S. 
Gibson, Royal Oak P. O. 


AN expert carpenter seelca employment In 
city, good references, steady and reli- 
able. Apply Box 1187. Colonist. 

■ i • .... . . — i i 

(COMPETENT dally governess seeks posl- 
J, tion. first of new year; references. 
Box 1074, Colonist. . 

DRESSMAKING, sewtng, daily. 2914 
Douglas; phone 2910R. 

DRESSMAKING, $1.60 per day. Phone 
42!IR. j 

DRESSMAKING dally. Miss Wilkinson. 
Willows P. O Phone 4S07R3. 

IADY — Trained, kindergarten,' desires post 
J In either school or family. Box 890. 


MATERNITY nurse. 1787 Second- Street, 
phone 501 3L. 

WANTED — Position as working house- 
keeper to gentlemen or old couple; 
plain t'ookntlB. — Box 10ys, Colonist. ; 


LOT. corner Fairfield and Rlahmond 
road>, 66x96 by 105x85; two lots, cor- 
ner OHntr and Central Avenue, 105x1)0, 
one bloott beach; two lots, corner King's 
Road and Avery. Avenue. Sale or exchange 
clear title revenue producing property. 
Box 910, Colonist; — 


ACREAGE for sale, 150 acrea of land, 

situated throe-quarters of a mile from 

the post office. Bow Island, Alberta: price 

$75 an acre. Address Feme Bros., Bow 
island. Alberta. 

ACREAGE, chicken ranches and lm- 
. proved farms; a largo number to 
choose from. A. Cosh, Happy Valley, Vic- 
toria. B. C. 

FOR Sale — One acre with 4-room cottage; 
s'.n" and post office sdjolnlng. Apply 
owner. G. Howltt. Motchosln. P. O. 


Vl'ANTED — I'nlmproved small acreage 

V» from owner* Conaumnlcate with 
Geo, Denger. Maywood P. O. 

"TOOTHING ; l«. tnore delirious than Esqul- 
-1^1 mall oysters. Order from your dealer 
for the big Christmas dinner. 

OFF .Marigold and Burnslde, unfinished 
4-roont building, lot 79x200. In fruit, 
$1,000; i:,» cash, $15 a month. Bo.\ 1028, 

ONE-<3l T ARTER to one-half off all regu- 
lar prices Of lewelery, nil glass, 
bather goods, silverware, etc. Sliortt. Mill 
*- Duncan, Ltd., corner VK-w and Broad 
B t reets. 

RHUBARB Roots — Crimson Winter and 
Champagne. magnificent varieties; 

very early, splendid color; prices from 
$1.00 to $1.60 per dosen, to $i.U0 to $7. Mi 
.per 100. Charles Thomas, R. M. D.. No. 3, 
Victoria', B. C 

SUITABLE Christmas presents, (>earl neck- 
la. v. splendid quality, good value; two 
ladles' gold chains. Phon e B206L, 

QPECIALS-r-6ha)»pel piano, $50; gramo- 
Kj phone, billiard table, fine goat skin 
motor rug. bleotrbplato, heaters, ranges. 
etc. "Seli-'t" Auction Rooms, lOlti Port St. 

»\"E havo nothing else to sell and repair, 
VV nothing' but bicycles and accessories. 
The only store in . the city that sticks to 
blcvcles .only. Godfroe. the Hlcyclo 
bpeulallst, >02 Yates. , 


AUTOMOBILE stage to Gordon Head, 
50e return. Proprietor, Charles maun- 
ders, plionn 358 7. 

CONTENTS (or pceilon) small furnished 
house for cash. Box 604. Colonist. 

DANCE pfanlst open for engagements. 
Ph one 348L2. 

DRY fir .cordwood >ut to' 12-lnch, $5.00 
per cord; $2.60 per half cord, deliv- 
ered. Phono 2C1C. 

I.^OR your next bicycle repair try Putton, 
746 Yates, phone 862. Sure we build 

MADAM C. Ketterman. ot the Brunswick 
Hotel, has moved to Rock Bay Road, 
where she and her partner, Allen, will run 
a boarding- house. 

M STERN ■ will pay cash for slightly 
» worn ladles' . and gents' clothing, 
shoes and hats; also all kinds of carpenter 
tools, shotguns and rltles, and all kinds 
of musical instruments. Phone 4810. 
1 4 9 Store Street. Branch 609 Yates. 

ILL wood, per cord $3.00. Phono 

4130R. , 


NOVEL Xraae gifts, miniature Pomeraa 
Uuis and Perslau kittens, cheap. (41 
Burden A ve. 

1>ED1(JRK8D wire-haired fox terrier pup- 
pies for sale, price $10 each. 4 IV 
Durban Blroot. phone 4S60L. 

PAIR geldings, 5 years, 3,000 lbs.; pair 
mares 3,100 lbs,; Ally, Clydesdale, sis 
months; cult, light, s months. What offers? 
Sao N. I'ark St. 

\\'\NTKti — By responsible party, the use 
▼ T of a riding horse In return for the 
keep and stabling of same. Box 1149. Colo- 

11 'ANTED -A delivery horse for its keep; 
T$ good run-. Box in:', Colpnlts. 

\l T A.\'T10O A young pup, spaniel prc- 
»» f. lied, most be reasonable. Apply 
BOX 1090, Colonist. 

llTANTED— Good Jersey cow. Write full 
»» particulars to p. o. Box 737, Vlc- 


WANTED— Ten turkeys. immediately. 

lor Xuitts trade; good price given for 
No. l young birds 10 to 14 lbs. live weight. 
Box 927, Colonist. 






Mil. Joseph lllnton, Hinging anil 

pianoforte master at the Collegiate 
School, victoria i i.-ii.. professor artvancc,d 
ioehni,|u, i, Toronto College of Music j, re- 

'i-lv.'. students :ii his residence. 1125 Port 

Street, phone 15411* 

Mi; k. Sample, pianist teacher, pupils 
prepared for examinations, H7J Bt 
David St.. "The Bend," Oak Bay; phone 
m i i Ra, 


rtSGINEBRS coached {or examination; 

^ marina anil stationary-, vc c. winter- 
urn, Vi toi . 

I>EMBERTON Tutorial College — Prepara- 
tlOO for all public examinations; 272 re- 
..'Oi Buccesaes. Manager of Victoria branch. 
VV, 11 Hutchinson, maths. M-lioiar. t'am- 
brldge, 2 18 Pemberton Bldg.. phono 3636. 

rpiiE Vnnie Wrlghl Seminary, Tai-oma. 
1 \Vash Thirty r.rvi o'lir Mt •■ndo.ved 
church school r.o- ptlrls. Collage, rimparn- 
tory and general courses. C'trtlfleata ad- 
niltM lu Main.. WOUesly, Vassar and the 
leadlnc Stale Itnlversltlps. Special advan- 
tages In Dtunestlc Soliwici Mvislo and Art. 
,Vdi ill. i. Pi • -i.oi. prlnelpal 



A DANDY little 4-room, fully, modern 
bungalow, situated In the best part of 
Fairfield district, very close to town; full 
cement basement, and th • very finest of 
plumbing throughout. Come and look 
through this little house, and If you like 
It make an of:'cr. Will take clear title lot 
as an exchange. 182S C&rnsAw Siie.t, off 
Moss. l'hone 1T17L . 

A PURS and simple "give a-.vay." A ■(- 
■room new modern bungalow, fence, 
cement basement, open fireplace with el- 
aborate mantle, bath and toilet separate; 
near street cars; price only $1,760; cash 
payment and deferred payments to suit nur- 
ohasoT, Apply owner. B6x 982. Colonist, 

A $5,500 home for $3,150, glx rooms, fully 
u\. modern, near h.ilf-mll*. circle, built 
last. March; cement basement, furnace, hot 
and cold water; all built-in features and 
conveniences; choice lot r>'ixl20. This \* 
the best olose-In bargain in the city and 
we invite closest Investigation; $650 cash 
handles. National Realty Co., Richard 
Hall's office. 1282 Government St. 

A GENUINE bargain, t-roomed f ully mod- 
ii err. home, near Fernwcod car and 
High School, every convenience, brand new. 
reduced to $2,500; $100 cash, balance as 
rent. National Realty «Co.. 1232 Goverh" 
m ent St. - 

A HARE •pportunuy; awell l-roomed 
±\. brand new modern bungalow, going 
at enormous sacrifice; every -. convenience, 
fully furnished. English piano, crockery, 
carpets, everything us it stunds and all as 
clean as a new pin: immediate disposal lin- 
;.. ratlv. iien.e ibis ridiculously low price; 
only $2,050. Will arange terms to reliable 
party. Full particulars of this huge bar- 
galn from National Realty Co., 1232 Gov- 
• -no'.-e ; 9 t. 

TJIOR Sale — 10-rooni house, 5 bedrooms. 

SHOW Cards. Window Trimming — Cloth 
signs, back-ground designing and dec- 
orating: up-to-date displays of all kinds ot 
merchandise; free estimates given on 
Christmas displays, back-ground settings. 
show cards, etc., also on out ot town work; 
special terms- given to manufacturers or 
retailers who wish a number of windows 
trimmed or show cards made. Windows 
trimmed day or night by experts. Apply 
Hay- Bray. 1814 Douglas Street; phone 2146. 

THIH i* oyster week, and to moke your 
Christmas dinner a success you should 
certainly have Esquimau oysters. For eftle 
at all dealers. 

TVANTEIi to join social club; give pnr- 
'' lieulars In first letter. Box lu:"J. 

"\"OI'R Christmas dinner will not be edm> 
-*. plet'- without Esquimau oyster* Ci-t 
your orders In early. 

$70 WOftffl or piano lessons for $12. 
Special Christmas offer. Particulars 
free. Box 961, Colonist 




SMALL range or cook stove, cash. Box 

Unil, Colonist. 
, , . 

BEST prices paid for old clothes and 
shoes. Call for Enidnii.;. phones 1&00 

ail. I i')60. 

RILL Preas and Screw lathe. Box 1139. 
Colonist. . 

WILL pay cash for uood motor cycles 
Box 1116. Cohml". 


BSPdNSJSLE party wishes •.!»>,•• of pi 

tor us keep. ••Piano," r. o. Bog 428. 

\T7ANTED to Purchase — Language teaeh- 
»»' l"S phonograph with French or Gor- 
man records. Address Uox 151. Colonist. 

\ "I 7 A N T ED— Return half of 1, Z or 3 
Vt tickets' to Edmonton or vi. inilv. He- 
ply Box W4, colonial 

ANTED— A Co«1, wood or oil heater. 
r.ox lor.o. Colonist.' 

7ANTED to buy. 15 skin", ntnn" marten, 
first quality. Box 969. Colonist. 

tl'ANTKD- A C.rnfonola or \'lotrola. In 
'» good order; must bo cheap for cash. 
Annly Box S26. colonist. 


A I'TOMOIUI.ES for Sale— Model T Ford, 
■ia- $275, completely overhauled, good 
ilns, sleotrlo UghiH; also 1912 Cadillac, 
electric lights and starier, new tires. $750; 
Cadillac truck. $575; 1913 Hupmohllc, $475. 

Cameron's. 581 Superior St., behind parila- 

inem Bull, lings. 

A SEVEN-pftsaengor auto in good condl- 

-t\ Hon, tor building lot, or smaller uuto. 

Box I 1UJ, Colonist. 

. — - 

Cs;GLE Car, No. 6950, Sooke Stage — Leave 
i Victoria !i a. m, rind 3 p, m. Leave 
Soolte 11 a. 111. and 6 p. in. Stand. Dlxl 
Hiw, Hrosd sii 1. 

371QR Sale — Six cylinder, 5-pasMugi.r, light 
touring car. In perfeol oooditlop, cheap 
for cash. Phone 171 or 29721,. 

FOR Sale — A good 7-pussenger auto, suit- 
able for bus line, on terms that Will 
pay for Itself. Box 1103, Colonist, 

ITIOR Sale — Bargain — Five-passenger 36- 
horse power cur, McLaughlin, In good 
order. For immediate aale only $276. Box 
114 6, Colonist. 

TTIOR Sale— Beautiful 1913 Chalmers tour- 
- Ing car, all the latest equipment, $960 
for quick sale; also other good buys. Auto 
Exchange, 720 Vlow Street, back of Say- 
ward Bldg. n , 

MUST sell. 1910 Cadillac, In good shape, 
good tires, $300 if all cash. Box 1107, 

7ANTED — Light Chassis and engine, 
suitable for "bullet." Box 1 IS. city. 

$190 — AUTO for sale, small McLaughlin, 
5-passenger, four doors, now tires. Bee 
this bargain at James Bay Garage, 515 St. 

111"! «»■ 




mod or n In every particular. 

Uli-hanlson Street, or ije.,. -: Russell, 

Govsrnmant street 


111 e; 

HOLLYWOOD snap, $1.05" cssh; swell 
tie^v hdme, modern features, large lot 
and gni-ii^-... assume M.600; terms arranged. 
360 Rlchmohd itoad, FAUl Bay. 


T 525 Slmcoe St... furnished housekeep- 
ing suites; rents low. 

BCRDET'PE Hoiisc-FurniHhf.,1 Uousekoep- 
ing rooms, every convenience: steam 
heat, r'orner Vancouver and Burdott, 

(iLKAN, cnnvenlenl. Comfortably fur- 
nish, j, I. two or three rooms; n,, . 
dren; elor.- In; cheap rent. Phoni J4«0R; 
15! Chester Ave. 

1912 FORD motor car in first-rate con- 
dition. Apply Capt. Steele, 1256 Beach 
Drive, phone 3656R1. 

f)0 H. P. Hupmoblle, 1912 Ovcr- 

— ' land and 1912 Hudson cars for sale, all 
in excellent order and cheap for cash. 
Davie's Garage, 617 Vancouver St. 


CADILLAC delivery wagon, new non-skid 
tires on rear; price $760. T. Pllmley's 
Garage. 730 Johnson St. 

DETROIT electric coupe. 4 passenger, 
tit ted with new batteries and re- 
painted; price $1,500. T. Fllmley. 730 

Johns on St. 

DELIVERY wagon. 1,600 pounds capacity, 
solid tires on rear; price $750. T. 
Plimley. 730 Johnson Street. 

EIGHT h. p. Rover, perfect order; all 
new tires; price $200. T. Pllmley's 
enrage. 730 Johnson St. 

ONE 1913 Hudson I cylinder, 5-passenger. 
electric llghta, electtjo starter, just re- 
\ ,.i -iii<h. d ! condition equal to new; two 
Spare lirea; price. $1,250. Pllmley's, John- 
sou Street, 

KL'NABOUT. 25 h. p.. 4 cylinder, 3 speeds, 
good order: price $376. T. Pllmley's 
Oarage, 780 Johnson Bt 

1913 CHALMERS, 6 cylinder, 5-passenger, 
self starter, electric lights, parted run- 
ning order: price $1,260. T. Pllmley's 
c.arage. J ohnson Street, city. 

1912 RUSSELL. 5-pnssenger, silent Knight 
engine; guaranteed perfect order: 
price $1,100. pllmley's Garage, Johnson Bt. 

1911 RUB-ELL, '-passenger Silent Knight, 
all tires new; non-skid on rear; price 
T. Plimle y. Johns on Street. 

1911 RUSSELL 7-passenger. good running 
order; price 1580. -. Plimley. 740 
.1 o h n so n Street. 


A IIUMF. for students attending Normal 
_V. Bohopl, curly applications should qe 
mftdS to Miss Doorman, who Is taking a 
limited number <>t the above autdenta at 
Forrester Street, two minutes from and 
facing central entrance; every home eons 

fori, good and pun nl me.i|.«i furnace, 

phone, hath: midday lunch served to some 
living at a distance. Apply Forrester 
-■«.. Richmond -venue, or phone 5219112. 

AT 571 Toronto, tu.i blocks parliament 
Building*, warm rooms, good board. 
i , -us.. 11. .Idr terms; plnnn. Phone 10051:. 

T 626 Superior Street, board and room. 
near (Jororomeiit Bldgs. Phone 489L. 

FOUND — lr'sh Terrlor. )X not claimed In 
three days will be sold. P. O. Bog 

LOST — Between Hey ward Avenue and 
Cambridge Street, a nlckled automo- 
bile cj-atik. Finder kindly notify j. c. 
Fields. IS3 Cambridge Mt. 

LOST — Brown tweed skirt on 10:30 in- 
ter urban train, Dunday. Finder 
please leave at this office. Reward. 

LOST — Gold open-faced watch on Oak 
Bay Avenue; picture of boy In back. 
Reward. Phone 250S. 

LOST— Sllpk muff, Monday. vicinity 
Faithful Street and Beacon Hill Park. 
Kinder please phone 4706R. 

I OST lasl Wednesday, pair eyeglasses 
* J with small break in right lens, In a 
l.o Page .ase. Phone 29S7Y. or apply Box 
1094, Colonist. 

LOW from fiddar Buy. Saturday night. 
row boat, ID feot, double ender. with 
oars and rowlocks; marked Lees, No. 1; 
color slate grey causeway Boat House. 

LO«?T--Cami'o brooch, Tuesday evening, 
15th, In front of Lampson Htreet 
School. Reward. Phone 399, 

LOST — Black and white fleld spaniel 
puppy' in vicinity Church Hill. Re- 
ward on return to 936 Courtney Street; 
phone 3099 U 

WILL the person seen taking the elec- 
tric light fittings out of 14^5 Richard- 
son Street return same and save further 
trouble to the owner. 142^ Richardson. 

4J>5.00 REWARD — I.ost, black and white 
qr English setter bitch. Anyone detaining 
same after this notice will be prosecuted. 
Bill Lak e. Albert Head q uarry. 


DESK room for rent, Including type- 
writer and phono; front -office. 24 
Winch nidg. 

OR Rent— Cottage. Rudlin Avonue. Ap- 
ply 1152 Yates St. 



rpllHBK-rooin cottage for rent, all mod- 
-1 em, close to school. Boa 014, Col- 
onist ' 

4JJH and $10 per month; two 4-ronmed 
•P b ungalows. » I »4 ' S»«d bourne st. 




MALL house, must be cheap, what of- 
fers T Bok 1007. Colonist. 

VTITANTBD — A cosy, three or fOur-roomed 
Vs house with bath; must be low rent, 
Esquimau or Victoria West preferred. 
Box J Fin. colonist. 

\\ T ANTED to lease, house, six rooms or 
11 more, with land and outbuildings, for 
chicken housing; must be near car. Apply 
Box 966, Colonist. 


Ij^OR Rent — Clean, furnished 4-room 

house, ''Moee In; rent $25. Phone 17031.. 

."HVE-room bungalow, piano. 



Ii^CRNISHED house. six rooms, sea 
view, Shoal Bay. $20 per month. 

Box 10*1. Colonist. 

ITIIVB-room furnished house, close In, 
vacan' Jan. 1st. Phone 49551* 


IARfJE office, hot and cold water, low 
4 rent, Brunswick Hotel; also large 
housekeeping room, furnis hed. 

QJTORE and bakery. No. 123 Oswego 
Pj street. Apply B, C. Land. 

C1TORAGE — Wo store everything and re- 
© move goods. E. Zlmmorll, 726 Vi Fort 
Str eet. Phone 2796. 

QTORE — Good opening for a druggist; 
s_l heated, hot and cold water, cheap 
rent. Glengarry Block, corner Cook ,^and 
Sutlej. phone 5337L. . 

STORE to Rent — The whole or portions 
of shop adjoining Flnch^- Finch, 
Yates Street. Apply to Clarke Realty Co.. 
209 Sayward Block, ot to A. d Sarglson, 
233 Menzles Street. 

TO Rent — Farm comprising 4 00 acres, of 
which 60 acres are cleared and under 
cultivation; 200 acres grazing; g6od 8-rootn 


WANTED -Four or 5-room modern house, 
not far. out. small rash payment; must 
!•• a snaic please give price 1 Including 
com mission J and all particulars, iiox 1288, 
r. O.i Victoria. 



A.N'CE every Tuesday in Semple's Hall, 
Victoria West; gentlemen Boo; "miles 


KANNiii'H Lodge, 7811 Nicola BtTOet, van- 
coin,. r. it. c. \ qbiei country 
hostelry providing only the best; beauti- 
fully situated', Are minutes from post of- 
fice and Stanley Park; large veranda and 

balcony rooms overlooking garden, Phonu 

Sey. 76U6L 


YOUTH about 17. for office. 31 board 

i YOUTH al.out 17 
i.V oi Trade Bulldl 


EARS $6 a day. Write for particulars, 
international Mushroom Co., Empire 
Building, Hustings St. W.. Vancouver. 

LEARN wireless lelegrnphy! complete 
equipment; fees low, Sprott-Shaw 
Business Institute. 

RAILROAD firemen, brskemnn, $120; ex- 
perience unnecessary; send age., poet- 
age. Railway, car o Colonist. Box 200. 

WANTED — Launch or boat owners to 
tow logs for firewood to our wharf. 
W« will' pay II per cord. Apply British 
Ameri ca Paint Co.. Ltd. 

WANTED immediately, calendar sales- 
man to call upon tradesmen on the 
!aJs_4; state qualincatloas to J. A. Bewail. 
pM»tt_, B. C. 

__A«T_t>— Men ana women to leaio the 
TY barter tr_4e, Wages) paid while Warm- 

«'0gtU _. , o_.rr4^^^pSr__?1. 

JWoatalomnss Moler Barter College, 14 4 
M1» Sir— t Y-WW4t. »C 

T»TaNT8D— RefUiod wan or isin and 
VI wife; UgOit duties in exchange for 
house and board In country. Apply Thurs- 
iwy morning. ¥ to 1. tioite 1«, Hampton 

fc**V g"**. Ht ; 

rED— Hr— mid subjejfls, *t V_rl«y 


AXMINSTEH carped., stair carpets, ax- 
mlnstur, 36 In. and 3u in. wlue; dosen 
_ngll4h make dining-room chairs, green 
leather seats; mahogany tea and card 
laolos, etc. Apiily V40 N. I'ark Street. 

\ UCTION Prices— Furniture selling dally. 
__. select Auction Room, 1010 Eort St. 

IJLACK. soil and manure. Phone 0219 Y2. 

BoOK of knowledge (complete In 20 
volumes 1, brand new, exceptional imr- 
gftlO, $30 cash. Ideal present. Box 1027, 


lack soli and manure, p_oc« \«t«. 

ClOKE—l OO-tb. sack, delivered. 50c /'hone 
> 15B1L. 

CAMERON mlllwood, $8 per cord, prompt 
delivery. White teamsters. Phone 

6000. j 1 

DRV kindling wood. $2 per hair cord. 
Cameron Wood Co., phone 5000. 
, — ' . - — — - * 

DRY fir cordwood for sale. 14.10; block 
IS. 10; block chopped 10 SO. Phone 
4 795 yard. Discovery Street, below Doug- 
las, or IflO Government Bt 

. 1 — — •— s — ___ 

t^SQUIMALT oystorS are delivered to the 
1 dealers, fresh from the beds, daily, 
and are now at '"the ; best. Ittvo you tried 
them 7 

C1LOPE Govprnmeni Buildings, furnished 
housekeeping rooms 5.' suites nlth 
coal range and gus. 521 Slnico* St. 

UXtRa choice housekeeping room--', sin- 
-S--^ gle or doubic. .••. ery convanloneo. 611 

Superior, phone 3964.L. 

LVi'iiNTsiiutj or tmrvrrnlshed Imdsettoep- 
A Ing rooms from HI. 50 and J6 month; 
stand lnsp^crlon ; Hire,- minutes to City 
hall. 733 Discocery St. 

housekeeping rooms, $5 
. 1 up; all conveniences. 
ii-O Hillside Ave. 

C40MKOH I'AHI.E r. S, good 
J oonveuloncSB, from $6.50 
Street, ahone 7Man. 

table, all 
r.7i; cook 

month and up: 


OU8EKBBPINQ rooms, gas, 
020 Pandora. 



OUSEKBEPING rooms. 1707 Blanshsrd. 



OU8EKKEPING suite, furnished or un- 
lurnished, moderate. Phone •MiiK. 

NTlTINIsHBl) three rooms, hath and 
pantry. 105S Flsgot'd Street. 

170 -Fort 8t.. housekeeping rooms; all 


W'AXTED — Furnished housekeeping 
** rooms by married couple, near Wil- 
lows. Bdx I t 17, Colonist. ■ 



PACIOL'S front bed-sitting room, 
Hlng. 12,50. Phone 4421R. 


milE Poplars. Government snd Belleville. 
A $1.23 week up: 25c night up. 

IixlNCHH" Bankrupt Sale— Get your gifts 
. here^ prices less than half usual sale 
pricos. I'mbrellss, gloves. handkerchiefs, 
blouses, neckwear, suits, costs, dresses. 
model gowns, opera- elonks. etc. Finch 
Block. 710 Yales Street. Come with the 

Ij^OR Sale— One Try-Ncw-Llfe vibrator. 
1 o6«t- |»5. sell for $ 11.50. Phone 
I400L. . ■ '_ 

B Sale— -UandOonifc planoi cheap, |l 
monthly, it lj • Q uad fa. 

FOR Haie — Evening dress, new. black, un- 
worn, 1 5. Thirty yaMs English 
chlnts. |l. 'Other things. 11IL. or Bos 
1S 3Q, Cotemlst. 

piOB sale, or win encttcnsja for rooter 
_ wagon, one horse-. Wagon and buggy: 
nearly new; also tars sets of names*., /Ap- 
ply Astan _ Farrffw, plumbing and heating 


4 MIR. 

40m Esquimau Road, ntione 

A*t»ty lsKtraiacs »t 10:W. 

FOR Bale^Engltsh b»by •' VA$tt.' nrst- 
class condition, cheap. 2ltl Lee Ave. 

l4*.tjluv_ritB— Varto'isT'w «l7 ma«i; }ou7 
J^ opportunity; <-* inordinary snaps, 

forced to clear; also ranges, stoves. ITS! 
Btanshafd, corn er. Flsgard. 

fJOOR sale^ChEds 6rlbf iCaiid-ma^ci r A- 
. X" »m el, with sprint «s»d mattress; • 
Mrgatn. P B«x • till, OolefUst, - ->■ • 


AS liens, don't always Isy, snd feed is 
dear, 'try Belgian hare raising. Al- 
ways increasing In Weight. Stovk for sale. 
Babbitries. HoSkAve. H. M. D. 4, Victoria. 

BELGIAN Hare rabbits, ten weeks old, 
' ,10c each, delivered, business purl of 
city. Box 10'Jfi. Colonist, 

/"CANARIES for ssle. 1022 llaullaln St. 

I.ioH* Ssle— Airedale ,log and Homer 
pigeons. 557 David Street, uock Bay, 

T.10R Sale — Barred Rocks and young pUI- 
-T lets. Femdslo I'oultry Supply. „12 
Work Street. 


OR Bale— Gornou Settar pups, bred tram 
good slock Pnone 47SIL. 

I^OR Sa I e-r- Pedigree wire-haired fox ter- 
" rior Mtch. , three months; beautifully 

marked,. It*. 1 Phone 1I44L1. 

... 1 ... ,1 ■ ■ . ■ > I. 

IflOR BOle — 150 purebred White leghorn 
pullets and yearling i^n*. laying, 


Whlte \a 
Vuit _ 

Best class strain. Victoria 

try _*.v 1I0»- Wharf, - phone 1211. 

FOR sale— An excellent »horthorn dairy 
torn, calved Dec, it; right evasy way. 
Bunbaam Dairy Co.. Oak B ay. ^ 

TJHOR Hate— (■mad pigs fTorkshireL ten 
_ weeks ofi. m. Arbuckle, Strawberry 

Vale, '■._■»... 

_40» s»|e— Fou/ ffrat-eiass Oewdon s*tter 
_ p-snW ■ A»»» . *>oa_ HO. 4I0 0U 

GOOD U«m*> wanted for pedigreed wire- 
haired t-\ terrle." pqpn.v bitch Box 
1105. COIOnlSI 

„ -UAU_1«TWsU>. mt* "• lilit eggs for ssle, 
IP ••« d4?seg. dellverwL Oca U09, Col- 
vnlst. *..•-•• 


COMFORTABLE i.^om and board, reason- 
able, close :n. furnace heal. 615 Van- 

, oiiv<r. i'lioiie 3S-0X. 

Normal College — Superior accommoda- 
tion for isdy students, gtVletly mod- 
.ruti forms: bast home comforts, p.ov 
',.■.1. colonist.- 

KOOM and hoard tor Normal School stu- 
dents. Apply Mr*. Wilson, coiner Nell 
in,.! Dean Avenues, opposite main entranee; 
throe minutes' va'k from school, \dtlross 
Willows i'ark r. O.. Nell Street. Victoria. 

QIX or eight Students "anted to board 

S^ neiii- Normal scho.,1, rrorrester Street, 
phone 7.2 I9R2. 

SIX or • 1 k h t students wanted to board 
near .Normal School, Forrester Street, 
or phone 5219R2. - 

THE Aberdeen. »41 McClure St.. ars 
making special rates for permanent 
ruests ^^_^____________________ 


WANTKD -Board and 1x0 rooms. Tarty, 
IWO children. E and >• : modern house; 
no other hoarders. \ddre_ l'."'. ''^B, Col- 
onist • m 


\ LL beautifully clean furnished suites. 
11 Noriiiandi,. Aparttiients: phone 1789L 

BoUOe, s t apling a t ia uuw bunt ; s i tuated at 
the terminus of Saanlch Electric Railway; 
two stations on property, which has over 
two miles of waterfront; will rent to suit- 
able tenant for $60 per month. Apply 
Arthur Llneham, corner Cook Street and 
Dallas Road.- . ■ — 


W7ANTED — To .lease; farm or somei 
VV cleared land, water frontage pre- 
ferred. B ox 1122. Colonist. , 

WANTED to Rent — GasMlne circular or 
drag saw; must be In good condition. 
Phone J797L. 


BUNGALOW, Fairfield. value |4,200. 
mortgage $l.s"00: to trade for car, or 
will give house and some cash for busl- 
nese, Box 1104, Colonist. 

DON'T Miss Opportunities — 5P0 picked 
trade listings to choose from. Camp- 
bell Bros., 1007 Government St.. 

EQUITT In $10,oon home to exchange for 
equity In small house, or clear title. 
Crow Bros.. 73 2 Yates at. 

XCHANGE — Have two very, good ex- 
its' changes In Oak Bay house property 
down '■• mortgage, for lots or acreage. 
p. O. Box S7S, Vic toria. 

FURNITURE wanted In exchange for 
a good driving and saddle horse, dog- 
can and democrat- Box 1072, Colonist. 

OUR-room bungalow. Willows, and 8- 
room house to trade for acreage. 
B ox 1041. Colonist. 

FOP. Exchange— A Brantford bicycle In 
good condition, for rowboat in good 
order. BOX SIS. ColonlsL 

MINING !Hocks*-Wlll pay part cash, part 
trade for good mining stock. Full 
particulars to P. O. Box 37 8, nl ty. 

$1,700 EQUITY la four large lots. Ex- 
change for anything, anywhere. Phone 
112QL1. ■ , £ 


W'ANTED to borrow, $5,000 at 10 per 
VV cent for 2 years; S2S.0OO security, will 
allow $50 brokerage; will pay Interest in 
advance for 1 year. Write 408 Sayward 


• — % 

WANTED to borrow. 12.000 on a nrst- 
olass modern residence Irt Victoria, 
valued at $11,000. Box 4390. Colonist. 


"VfODERN, fully furnished 4-room house. 
_f_, two blocks from Fort St. Phone 2141L. 

.rno Rent— Cottage fa'dng nes, Cowlchan 
JL Bay, three minutes from hotel, P. O., 
store; partly turtilshed; water laid on. 
Klngscote, Cowlchan Bay. 


TVrANTED — Three or 4-room comfortably 
»» furnished or partly furnished modern 
bungalow; careful tenant; no children; 
must he moderate, close in, James Bay pre- 
ferred. Address X. Y. Z.. Koenlg's, B, C. 

WANTED— 5 or; 6-roomed furnished 
house, close m; rent not over $18. 
Phone 115JL _^^__^ 

WANTED to rent, furnished house con- 
taining six bedrooms, In the vicinity 
of high school; state rent. Box 877. Col- 


Real Estate, Timber. Mines and Coal Lands 
Phone 2990, 014 View St.. P. O. Box too. 



TRAVELER covering Vancouver Island to 
handle on a commission basis, a linn 
of goods in general use In country districts, 
si iv t . exactly what parts of the Island you 
reach, how often and what line you handle, 
10 It. M. Moore _ Co.. 918 Pender St. W.. 
Vancouver. B. C. 


* H.MllY and chicken ranch, about 27 

_\. acres, cleared and fuiiy stocked; good 

buildings. L. Baylies, 1011 Government. 

Al'INi: r,:-acro ranch, nearly all cleared, 
Dear oltyi nice buildings, l. Bayllss, 
1 hi 1 Government. 


A FTER this date I shall not be rcspon- 
_\- silii. r,.j any debts Incurred by my 
wife. Signed, fl. Gilham, Dec. 19, 1914. 

LADY wishes to meet another traveling 
to England some time In January. 

llox a;!?. Colonist. 


VT Colllnson Apartments. 1116 Coltlnson 
St.; nice modern unfurnished 4-room 
11 part men t. ___^_____________________ 

AI.ANDAt.E apartments, corner Linden, 
Avenue and Hilda, front suite and one 
single suite to rent; first-class, lots of heat 
and hot water; rents low. II. E. Maddock. 
^7 Winch Bldg.. phon e 2613. 

\ T Mount Fdwards. corner Fort and 
__ Vancouver, furnished and unfurnished 
suites; large rooms: car fares saved. ^^ 

(1ENTRAI. Park Apartments, corner 

.1 Queen's Ave. and Vancouver Street, 

:',-room suites for rent. 

FURNISHED s-rovin and bath eultea 111; 
unfurnished $12: Fairfield district. 
nmooell Bros.. 1007 Oovernment 8t. 

TLtROM 111 a month up, two rooms fnr- 
V nlshed, lots of hot water, hot water 
heat. 2914 Douglas. The Belwll. 
■ . i i i 11 . 1 > 

FURNISHED snd unfurnished Somhgate 
Street apsrttnents. Victoria Plumbing 
Co , phone ,177|L. 

■ ■ - ' ■ ■ 1 ■ ssa 1 1 

FOR Sale— Ten acres, foor miles froth 
Duncans, five acres partly nluared. 
two acres fenced and under cultivation, 
1-room house, barn, two ch token houses; 
fronting on main road; pries 12.000; terms 
to suit. Box 131, Col onist 

LBNGARRY, 916 cook Street, up-to- 

dnte. phone 5i aa. 

M"~T. DOUGLAS Aparcroeata; desirable) 
place to Winter In;' vary reasonable* 
Phone 141IR. ' ■ ' 

NEW 4-room aparttneau all butlt-tn oon- 
ssnleAces. Ill a month. Ill A PsM- 
berton Balldlng, Phono I I 41. 

mo Rent— Bright, cheerful 4-room ilat, 
J- heated, hot and cold water; close l«i 
completely furnished. 411 Chester Avenue, 
Phone 14UL. 



I^iiUND — -Mnngrol Terrier pup. Owner can 
llsjvf same |,y paying all expenses. Ad*. 
dress Box 1135, Colonist, 

FOUND— Bull Terrier d«K If «"' claimed 
tu thrbe days will be. sold. Box 11 29. 

TANTi: I >- -Address of lady going to Scot- 
land who would take charge of little 
girl of t years, for part faro. Box 1089. 
Colonist. ' . ' 


ARTISTIC shack. good neighborhood, 
near beach; electric, light, water and 
toilet. Phone 4141. 

IJMVE-room cottage with five lots, sult- 
1 ahle for chicken ranch, cheap rent. 
Apply 1236 sounysldc. Ave., phone 3125L. 

IjlOR Rent — six-room bungalow, modern, 
1513 Amphlon Street. Apply 2*16 
Work St.. or phone (J52R, 

1^ AIRFIELD — Now 7 -room house, lovely 
' location, $2J. 24 Bushby Stree t. 

FOR Rent— Comfortable 3-room house, 
nicely situated on Graham Street, 
near Hillside car. Appl y 630 Johnson Bt. 

Irum Rent— 12-room house, Lampson St,, 
1H acre, |4» month- Apply Esqui- 
mau Furniture SI o re, phon e 1563TVK 

FIVE- room modern bungalow. 1716 
Hampshire North; very reasonable 
font ' Apply 17H Ha mpshire Rdad N. 

FOR Rent— Three-room cottage, city 
water. electric light. Clovardale. 

Apply Box »48, Colonist. 

105 4 


IVE-ROOMED cottage. Apply 
Burdettn Avenue. 

LlHV'lN-room house to let, electric light 
S5 and gas, 1420 F.lford Street; first-class 
repair, phone 781 L. 
-._ — _^ — 1 — . 

8JX-room modern house, good garden, 
1742 Hampshire Road North; very 
reasonable rent. Apply 1714 Hampshire 
Road North. 

SEVEN rooms, modern, furnace, new 
cement basement, 117.10. 1444 Pem- 
brofce 8,t., 

TWELVE-room house, waterrrontage and 
orchard: no reasonable offer refused. 
Apply 11S5 Sunnrslde Ave- phone I125L, 

mo Lat — A t'Ptory 0-room house with 
.1 bathroom, hot and cold Water connec- 
tions, electric light In every room, newly 
repaired, papered and. painted, throughout ; 
large yhrd. double . frontage, and 1n the 
heart or the city: l_t 111 g*r month. 
Apply A. W. Brldgmaa. 1007 Oovernment 
Htr eet. ■ , .. 

mo Lot — Three-room brick house on 
X gte*l* Street, one block from ear. 

Ph one IS4I. ' 

mo Bent — Ntns-room house. closs to 
X Parliament Buildings, {30 month. 
Apply 447 Kingsto n, ph on e 4S10L . , 

THHEB-roona cottage, iarga garden, one 
lot from ear. 1717 Second Street, 
Phone 10111* 

Let— Furnished cabin. tvaVsalenas*. 
111! BtlUSJde Art. 

BARGAIN — Vancouver Island, 180 seres, 
only 11.450; $0 acres bottom land, na 
roclc; house, garden, stc $450 cash, bal- 
ance easy. 

BARGAIN — 67J acres, near line proposed 
railway, flue gracing, hay meadowa, 
on stream, lak e, under 87 p er acre. 

BARGAIN — 680 acres, within 10 miles 
Victoria, 78 acres cultivated, 190 acres 
grKW, Bear r ail; and ■ gea. f o r tr ade- or ~por»- 
chase: stock, etc. under III per aore, 

NORTHWEST farms, etc.. agohangs tor 
city property^ 

TIMBER — feet to choose 
from, British Columbia. Oregon and 

NOTICE la hereby given that aMltaa- 
tion will be mad* to tag Board of l/ssssa 
Commissioners of the City of Victoria, at 
its next easel on, for a transfer of all my 
Interest in and to the liquor license Issued 
tn respect or the James Bay Hotel, situate, 
on Government atrsst, Victoria. B. C. from 
roe to Mr. Herman Roth. 

Dated the Itfe day of December. Ills. 
By His Attorney la faot and Assignee. 


NOTICE Is hereby given that application 
Will be made to the Board ot License Com- 
missioners tor ths City of victoria at their 
next sitting, for a transfer ot ths liquor 
license now hold by me In respect ot the 
Clarenoa Hotel, sltuats at 1101 and HOT 
Douglas Street, la the City ot Victoria, t« 
Harry Campbell, ot the said City of Vic- 

Dated the 1 2th day of November, lilt. 


MO-OB ACT, 1110 

NOTICE Is hereby given that, on tha 
16th day of December next, application will 
be made to tha Superintendent of Provin- 
cial Police for the (renewal of wholesale 
license; In and upon the premises known 
ss 11 17-1121 Wharf (ft. situate at Victoria, 
B. C. 

Dated this 48th dav of November, 1914. 
B. P. R1THET _ CO.. LTD. 



Notice Is hereby given that application 
will be made to the Legislative Assembly 
of the Province of British Columbia at 
if next session on behalf of Uplands Lim- 
ited for an Act to authorize the appli- 
cants to carry out and perform the atfreu- 
ment set forth In Schedule C to the Oalc 
Bay Act, llllo. as it may be varied by 
agreomunt between the Corporation uf the 
District of Oak Bay thereinafter called ths 
Corporation), and the applicants. To 
authorize a supplemental agreement be- 
tween the applicants and the Corporation 
upon the matters herein referred to: To 
empower the Corporation to charge a lower 
rale for water supplied to the applicants 
for Are protection, watering streets, boule- 
vards, parks and squarus. _ud Hushing 
sewers than is charged for domestic pur- 
poses, and to llx such price 01- rates as it 
shall think proper to bo charged for water 
supplied to the applicants for iir« protec- 
tion, watering streets and boulevards, 
parks and squares, and flushing sewers 
within Upland Farm. To authorize an 
agreement between the applicants and the 
Corporation relating to the water rates, 
and to tho collection and the enforcing 
and securing the payment or water rates 
for water supplied to the residents within 
Upland Farm, or to the applicants. In such 
manner as may be provided by the water 
charges, and other by-laws of the Corpora- 
tion, and to the right to tha Corporation 
to enter upon Lot X and the boulevards, 
pa rka and squares within Upland B___ 


(04 Tstes Street, top flat 

Room 10 


CHICKEN and fruit farm, close In, about 
five acres and nicely fenced and 
cleared. A number of fruit trees and 
strawberry plants: 6-room house. barn. 
stable, chicken houses, stock and Imple- 



Section 18 

NOTICE Is hereby given that on the toth 
day of December, 1014, sppllcatlon will be 
made to the Superintendent of Provincial 
Police for the renewal for the period end- 
ing December 11. 1911. of Wholesale Liquor 
License No. til. now held by the under- 
signed In respect ot the premises known 
as the Silver Spring Brewery, situate at the 
corner of Catherine and Lime Streets, Vic- 
toria West, B. C. 

Dated the 2Sth day of November, 1014. 


per H. MAYNARD, Manager. 


for the purpose of installing, maintaining. 
Inspecting and shutting oft of meters, 
valves and stop cocks, and discontinuing 
the supply of water on non-payment o.r 
water rentals, and as to the taking over 
by the Corporation oC the mains, meters, 
valves and water supply plant of tne appli- 
cants: To give to the Corporation and 
the applicants respectively the rights. 
powers and authorities above mentioned, 
or referred to: To extend the time for the 
completion by the applicants or the works 
mentioned In the said agreement set forth 
In said Schedule C To confirm tho plan 
of the said Upland Farm deposited in ths 
Victoria Land Registry Office and there 
numbered 1216A; and to authorlss tha 
substitution therefor of another similar 
plan of ths subdivision with the addition 
of further subdivisions of certain lots com- 
prised within sold plan No. 1318A. In all 
other respects to ratify and confirm the 
said agreement set forth in said Bchcduls 
C and the assessment therein provided for 
and to continue the sams respeotlvely in 
full tore* until the list December, 1111. 
Dated this 21rd day of November, 1111. 
Solicitor for ths Appllcanta 




Notice Is hereby given that the time 
limited by the Rules of the House for the 
presentation of petitions for Private Bills 
expires on Monday, the first dsy of Febru- 
sry. 1P15. 

Private bills must be presented to tho 
House not later than Thursday. the 
eleventh day of February. 11)15. 

Reports of Committees on Private Bills 
will not be received by the House after 
Thursday, the eighteenth day of February, 

Dated this eleventh day of December. 

Clerk. legislative Assembly. 


Applications will be received by the 
Undersigned for tlie position of Third 
Senior Class Teacher for the L-dysmllli 
Public School. Salary, $65.00 for th* 
first six monthfl, then advanced to 
170.00. Applications to be In on or be- 
fore Thursday, December :u. 1914, el 
7 p. tn. 

IU.V E. I.OWK, Secretary, 
Lady.mnitli School Board. 


mO, Lei 

Between ALBERT DAH'SON, Plaintiff, and 
MAX (lot- III KK. Defendant. 

To the shove untried Defendant. Max 

Take notice that this action was on the 
llUh day or Oct obey, 1014, commenced 
Hgalnst yon and that tho Plaintiff, by his 
writ of summons, claimed to have nn ac- 
count taken of what is due to him for 
principal. Interest nnd costs on a mortgage 
hy deposit of the Certificate of Title in the 
name of the Defendant, of the Northwest 
quarter 1 N . W. Ml ot Poet Ion 3, Mayne 
Island. British Columbia, hr-lng No. 

2«J»riC. and by an agreement lit writing 
dated ?7th October. 1913. signed by the 
Plaintiff and Defendant, and In default of 
the payment of the amount so found due 
thaf the aforesaid mortgage bo enforced 
by foreclosing all the interest or estate 
of the Defendant In and to the aforesaid 
property, and. that the Defendant be or- 
dered to convey the aforesaid lands to th-3 

And take notice that the Court has by 
order dated the 10th day of May, 1914, 
authorized service of the said writ of sum- 
mons on you hy sending the same and sold 
order by prepaid registered letters ad- 
dressed to the Defendant at Pan Freneleei. 
I'allfnrnla. and Hacramento. California, and 
by puhllctlon by advertisement of the said 
writ of summons and of the said order In 
Tho Weekly Colonist newspaper for four 
consecutive Issues. 

And further lake notice thsf you *re re- 
quired within thirty days artcf the last 
publication of this advertisement. Inclusive 
of the day of such last publication, to 
cause an appearance to be entered for you 
at the offiee or the Registrar of this hon- 
orable Court at the said CUy of Victoria, 
and that In default of your so doing the 
Plaintiff may proceed With this action and 
Judgment may be given against you in 
your absence. 

Dated st Victoria, B. C. this 11th day 
of December, 1014. 

ftttlicltors for the Plaintiff. 


Under and hy virtue of a landlord's 
dlatfeaa warrant I have dlatrjuaeja tfir 
Cooda and chattsU,lo ..*&&■ Jfptf, __.* 
nretniaas of tha _uriMtlO-4U T-le» 
Co., Ltd., \\U W f S ^-tt lH -tjraaa, OOB- 
ilitlnt'ot a Urge Bjle»»*r o* 
aad suit l**stt»»r 

NOTICE Is hereby given that an appli- 
cation will be made to the Legislative As- 
sembly of the Province or British Columbia 
at its next session for an act to incorporate 
an educational Institution, and being the 
Anglican Theological College of British Co- 
lumbia, In connection with the Church of 
England In Canada, and under the author- 
ity of the Provincial and General Synods 
thereof, with power to acquire, hold, pos- 
sess and enjoy real and personal property 
within or without the Province, and to 
lease, mortgage, sell and transfer the same; 
also with power to borrow or loan money, 
and to give or receive security therefor, 
also with power to arrange and teach 
classes In the theological and allied sub- 
jects; to establish halls In affiliation with 
said college; to miniate with the University 
of British Columbia, and with other halls 
already established, and to confer degrees 
in Divinity and generally to exercise and 
enjoy all such other rights, powers ana 
privileges as are usually possessed by 
theological colleges. 

Dated this 2Hth day of November. A. D. 


Solicitors tor Aupllcants. 


orfar tho sour* IW «A» -l^fcrWIoj . 

felon "at tfi« v*ml^^1hmmtf»m 

December Jt, at |#:3f'i.s> J 

_n*HfTg Office, 
ber U, 1»1_ 

NOTICE is hereby given that an appli- 
cation will be made to the Legislative As- 
sembly of the province of British Colum- 
bia, at Us next Session by the Corporation 
or the District or Sanlch for an Act to be 
entitled "Saanlch Municipality Act, 1011": 

(a) Authorizing the Council ot the Mu- 
nicipality In addition to all powers con- 
tained In Dubsec. 103, of Sac. II ot tha 
Municipal Act, to pass a By-law charging 
ths owners or occupants of any house, 
property, tenement, lot or part of lot, or 
both, in, through, or past which any water 
main or pipe shall run, a reasonable rent 
or charge for the use or opportunity ot 
use of the water, whether such ownsr or 
occupant shall usu the water or not, or la 
connected or not with the water main or 
pipe, and for charging the owner or lasses ' 
of escb vacant property, lot or part of lot. , 
front In jj on any street In, through or past' 
which any water main or pipes ars to be 
placed, provided the pipe or main runs In. ' 
through or past the ssld property, let or part 
of lot, with a reasonable rent or charge 
for the use or opportunity of using ths 
water, whether there Is any connection or 
not, and for providing that thess powers 
shall apply to all water works heretofore 
constructed under Local Improvement Sys- 
tem and taken over by the Municipality, 
and to all water works hereafter ooa- 
structed with moneys heretofore voted. 

(b) Authorising the Council of ths Mu- 
nicipality whsn a work Is to bs or has 
been dons either under the Municipal A*l 
or Local Improvement Act when a front- 
age rats is incapable or difficult of deter- 
mination, to charge an equitable propor- 
tion ot the oost of sny such Work against 
any arsa or areas whether subdivided or 
not, and whether the same has or has not 
any frontage on any street; and to asssso 
such charge by a special rats: 

(o) To take over, alter and Improvs any 
water works, mains, pipes, or plant here- 
tofore or hereafter constructed, and to as- 
sume all liability in connection therewith, 
snd particularly to exercise in connection 
therewith the rights provided by Bubsea, 
101 of Sec. 64 of the Municipal Act, ead 
all rights to be granted by the Act to be 

(d) Authorising ths Municipality to bor- 
row any amount for fire protection pur- 
poses : 

(e) Validating the Marigold and Black- 
wood Local Improvement By-law a ad ad- 
ditional by-laws affecting the sams to bo' 
hereafter passed defining the area set 
out in said by-laws and fixing the sssiss- 
ments and permitting the Municipality to 
assess and collect tha actual costs of ths 

. (t> And for such other powers as' mm* 
be necessary or convenient In connection 
with the above. 

Dated this 1st day of December, lilt, 

Of 10th Floor, B. C. 

Building, Victoria. B. 

ths Corporation of 


Permanent Loan 
c, Sol letters fee. 
the District ot 


Take notice that It la tti' 
the undersigned to apply for II 
of the Licence to ee|| spti 
men ted Bowers by .retail < 
known as Willows Hotel, 
District, from Alexander 
ceased) to Blisabsth 
ting of the. Beard o 
Siemens foe die »•/ 

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la the 
•f the 

1 afeuatalas. 

Twaum «« Watar, IBS Degree* 


gUrrtoea M*» gyring*, »- a 

Under New U»ni|«m.«il 


Rate*, »8.00 Per Day and Up 

V»MN1 atealth au»« IIniim 

Tae hot igiikliiii wetsr from 
tbeee medicinal Springs puts you 
right with Ntiun. It ii plaasant tu 
grtab and effective, though gcntl* In 
actioe. rtihing •*•»■ epea B»». 
I>anclnf In pavilion during fummir 
aseaori. Tennis, bowling 01 tin, 
gresa, baaebell. boating, ate. Hand 
ma year moi for our boautual illus- 
trated booklet 

Round trip till frena Vancouver, 
goad (ram lttday until Monday ar 
Saturday until Tuesday. Autos m», : 
all tralna at Agassis Station. . 



1 will sell by public auction at Pound, 
'llanford Road. December 20, at 11 a. m.. 
one bay hor»e with white near fetlock, no 
shoes, no brand; If not redeemed before 
that date. 

■ H. LITTLE, Poundkeeper. 



Reserve of R, F, A, Was in 
Action From September 9 to 
.October 22— British Guns 
Piove Effectiveness, 

I ,,..,.,1,1 , tin iiim vi' toi i.i man to «■■ 
Into at ii, ... in tin' w.ari and undoubtedly 
iiic mihi io be ion! boron wounded, li Qun- 
box wiiinuii inn, until Auguat iaat, a 
fireman of No. :' station, h. arrived In 
ii, , ,nv on atonday afternoon'* boat 
wich u wound in bis aide, the work •<( u 

,,!,... ,,f u.Miuaii abotl, Hf was iiriuni- 

panled by Gunnsr oborl Crawford! also 
a former flreuxen ami street car oon- 

dili'lui'. ('rawiiii'il u:is wound,-, I In tttfl 

knee, iitit not in action, ni.s Injur) was 
sustained »' Woolwich, when h heavy 
■., ,,f in. ml f.ll mi IiIh le«\ 

Qunner mil sustained but wound W 
Druges. I" S pitched buttle, during 
which hla battOry hardly moved lis posl- 
tlon for eight or leu hours, Hill tvag hit 
by a piece of German shrapnel shell. A 
comrade succeeded In bandaging the 
wound in a rough way, and for six and 
a half hours afterwards he continued 
serving his gun. For much of this time 
there were only two of the gun crew 
left and no bombardier or senior officer. 













realize the convenience, the cleanliness, the real economy of 
electrically heated household appliances? And do you know you can 
have them as your willing servants, doing your bidding — your Iron- 
ing. Cooking and Heating? Any of these can be used on a lamp 
socket — the moment you have finished, pull out plug — the current 
stops — also the expense! So the cost of using is very low — and 
hardly to be considered with their great convenience and handiness. 
All of these make very acceptable Holiday Gifts. 

Hawkins & Hay ward 

1607 DOUGLAS ST. Oppo.ite City Hall 

Casting intern to the winds, Hill and 
his mate kept the gun Working for several 
hours, until Anally some drivers, having 
'.net their uaefulnoas throngh their horses 
being killed, were sent to aaalat and later 
relieve then,. HUTa persistence In allele* 
Iris io hi« Kim nearly <ost him his life. 
Bus blood poUonlug was predicted by the 
dOOtOrS, but lulled to aet In. 

Now ho can walk without much stiff- 
ness and lie would foon be going back 
u> the front but for the fact that his 
time as a. reservist expires next Saturday, 
Montr Kiiterirnvee 

Seated by- big own nieaide for the firm 
tjmo In liw- ivenif'.ii months, Gunner HIM 
related ii " l "° of '"IB experiences. 

An an Instance of the Urltlah prepared- 
ness, be tilted the *»ut that the day afler 
».ir broke out he pocolTed u peromtory 
order to return in the cn],?r-. The letter 
was malted from Ottawa and contained 
ilia passport, it musi have bean ."ent put 

several days before War was declared.. 

ii.- basttuied t" Montreal and within 

an hour and a half of hit arrival In the 
metropolia wan aboard a steamer bound 
for Liverpool. I'rider Admiralty instruc- 
tions, howover. the ship went up tbe. Chan- 
nel and docked at London. It was >s- 
eortcd from Land'* End to the Thames by 
a gunboat and a submarine. '* 

Without any delay ho receive, 1 initruc- 
tloim from hl< regimental headquarters to 
proceed to h place In France, whence he 
Wat sent to ilhtlms and arrived there 
arter the vanguard of the Crown Prince's 
invading nrmy had bombarded that city 
and damaged the cathedral. Oh Septem- 
ber v hie battery of the ISth Royal Field 
Artillery first got Into action. 

At this stage of the war the British 
guns were so hopelessly outranged that 
only one shot was tired from a position. 
The guns were on the move continuously. 
If they had remained stationery for half 
a minute after firing there would have 
been a rain of German shells upon their 
heads. The German guns were not so well 
handled as the British, however, as they 
wasted immense quantities of ammunition, 
tiring at places whore nobody was station- 
ed. They also fired scores of shelle which 
never exploded. The British, on the con- 
trary, made every shell tell, firing only 
about one to twenty by the enemy. 

In the same way the Infantry were 
ordered to take aim at a man with every 

cartridge. The Germans, on the contrary, 
tired from the hip and most of their shots 
went over the heads of the British line. 
They relied entirely on volume of Are. 
British Coolness 

Gunner Hill was tremendously impressed 
with the coolness of the- British officers. 
The tone In issuing commands on the 
battle front was the same as that used in 
the barrack square. Hill's major used to 
climb on a. mound In full view of the 
enemy and call out the range with no more 
excitement than at target practice. 

••The officers didn't seem like officers In 
the field. The only difference between 
their equipment and ours was that they 
carried nothing on their shoulders as the 
men did." the retired gunner stated. "They 
associated with the men, shnred their ra- 
tions with us and chatted with us just as 
if we were all mates. 

"As for the men, when they wcro in ac- 
tion they were all for work. They just 
tended their guns and worked hard all the 
time. Our battery was charged by the 
I'hlans once from the flank. 1 was so busy 

I hardly *ver watched then confng on. 
They were engagad by the Lancers, but I 
couldn't take time to watch the fight. 1 
wanted to aec a good cavalry fight, too." 

In speaking about the outrages committed 
by tii. tlermana, Uunaer Hill atated that 
the Uhlans were responsible for moat of 
the cruelties, au far as he could Judge. The 
ordinary German aoldlera had none of that 
ferocity. One whole company whose offi- 
cers had been killed, marched into th: 
British lines near Hill's buttery, asking to 
be taken prlaonera as they were hungry 
and ,11,1 not want to fight They were 
surprised tu find I licmaelvejs prisoners of 
the HrlUalt as they did nut know the Brit- 
ish we're ni war. 

That the L'hlDua wera capable of terrible 
decd» was evident. British and French 
prisoners taken l.y these terrible cavalry- 
men had the eords or their wrlsta severed 
and were sent hack to their own lines, ef- 
fectively prevented fr..m flghilng or evef 
using their hands again. A hnhy's body 
Impaled on u bayonet and left dangling ii fence was Oho sight witnessed by 
Gunner 1(111 in a. village which had Just 
been raffled by Uhlans. Bodies of women 
and children were burled by the Infantry 
brigades wlikli the 48th battery was sup- 



Lay Wounded In Knddy Trench for Fif- 
teen loun — Adventurea With 

l'rivale Alexander .Fotlietinshani, of 
the Itoyal Scots Fuslllors, o youn& Perth 
lad, has Just arrived at his home in tho 
Fair City on "alck" furlough, the. result 
of having been wounded In tho long- 
drawn-out battlo of the Alsnc. The 
young soldier — he Is not yet twenty 
years of age — was busily engaged, along 
with a number of others digging trench- 
es with his bayonet, whon a shell burst 
right in from of them, as a result of 
which Fotherlngham, in addition to a 
round doaen of his comrades, fell 
wounded. Fothcrlngham was struck 
in the left knee, but, fortunately, med- 
ical science prevailed to such an extent 
that he was ultimately able to be re- 
moved to England, where the bullet was 
extracted in time to prevent the pos- 

sm te amputation o r T Hfl l*g. 

The youthful Fusilier was somewhat 
reticent, but a few instances he gave of 
the actual conditions of warfare serve 
to throw some light on the circum- 
stances under which our gallant sol- 
diers defend our cause and country. 

He lay, h*> said, from between twelve 
and one (midday), when ha received his 
wound, till 3 o'clock the following 
morning, before assistance could be 
rendered him. The trench in which ho 
lay was, in consequence of a heavy and 
prolonged fall of rain, partially covered 
with water, and, to use hi<# own words, 
he was "like a clay cat" when he was 
picked up. 

"As I lay there in the trench," he 
said, "soaked to the akin, I turned 
round to the young follow lying beside 
me, and remarked, 'I wonder where wo 
are going to get hit next.' Th« words 
were scarcely out of my mouth when 
another shell suddenly exploded, and my 
friend — a good sort, he was — was struck 
in the head and dif-d immediately. J3ven 
when we were safely ('.') in hospital, tho 
shells burst right opposite, and, to say 

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a large number of emokrree* 
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tha leaat of It, our feelings were not 
very comfortable. Iu due time, how- 
ever, the ambulance train arrived. &nd 
took us to the base hospital: and I oaui 
tell you I via alad to feet a soft bed 
again, the first for a long time." 

It was in the fifth engagement that 
I-'otherlnghani partleipaleii that he re-- 
celved his wound. When he arrived at 
the theatre of war tie was engaged In 
a cycle corps, and one day n handful, 
of liis company were engaged in out- 
post duty when tlt«y were taken by 
•ur prise by a company of Uhlans. 
There was absolutoi^ no alternative, he 
said, on account of the overwlii lining 
numbers against tlieiu, But to leave 
their cycles where they had leJt them 
and make a hasly retreat. For three 
long miles the small com pah y ran, pur- 
sued by the enemy, until a company of 

the lath lliiMHiaiM ap|,.-ai v,l on the scene 
and affected a, timely rescue, but B0( 
before a number of the latter hid l ""< - n 
kiikm by the imrsiing uf it shell. 

"Our turn, however." continued Koth- 

eringham, "was not long in coinrog\ 
(me Saturday night, ten i.i iis — all pri- 
vates — were out on a road when we saw 
a number of horsemen in the distance 
galloping toward us. At first we took 
nttlo or no notice of them, thinking 
they were a detaelnniru of our own cav- 
alry, but We soon discovered that they 
were Germans. After a brief consulta- 
tion amongst us, the oldast member of 
our company gave .t Whistle nt an ar- 
ranged time, when the oiiemy. who were 
at that time unaware of our presence, 
weife within shooting distance, and quick 
as lightning- we spread our.selves across 
the road and opened a rapid fire. "With- 
in a matter of minutes all of the horse- 
men and the horses were killed, much 
to the relief of the Belgian villagers, 
who had become alarmed — and not with- 
out cause — at the approach of the Ger- 

The rifle shooting of the enemy, 
declared Fothcrlngham, was of a very 
poor description, and It was with their 
artillery that any havoc was caused. 


Sir. — I omitted In my letter of yester- 

day to call attention to the following, 
which appeared in The Colonist on De- 
cember 27, 1912: 

"Bearberry in Demand — Philadelphia 
Druggists Want Bark With Which to 
Make Medicine — Trees Grew at Soolte 
Lake. The Forest Branch has received 
a letter from a wholesale drug firm In 
Philadelphia inquiring if the bark of the 
bearberry tree can be purchased In any 
quantity in British Columbia. It is 
from this tree that the well-known 
nudlclne Cascara Sagrada is obtained, 
and the Philadelphia firm Is willing to 
purchase about 800 tons of the bark per 
annum. This free grows wild along the 
coast of Vancouver Island and tho 
Mainland, but is not found any when- in 
large quantities and Is usually de- 
stroyed by pre-emptors during clearing 
operations. Settlers who find it on their 
property would be well advised to save 
the hark and to make inquiry from their 
druggist or from the Forest Branch as 
to where a market may be found. A 
number of these trees that grew along 
the shore of Sooke Lake were cut down 
and burned by the men who cleared the 
land for tho water works system. It is 
stated that their bark would have 
brought in a considerable sum if 
saved." J. R. ANDERSON". 

Victoria, 11. <•„ Dee. 82, l!M-i. 

Sir, — Many of your readers will 
naturally be interested in the subject 
matter of the letter which appeared in 
tho issue of Sunday last over the sig- 
nature of Henry B. Thomson, regarding 
easc.ira and the possibilities In connec- 
tion with It as a new industry for Van- 
couver Island. The writer suggests 
that there are certain matters which 
should be confirmed regarding the 
species, and it Is In this respect that I 
wish to add a few remarks for the bene- 
fit of your readers. I think I am cor- 
rr.n in saying that Cascara Sagrada and 
barberry are two distinct shrubs. Roth 
are found under similar conditions from 
Southern California to Northern British 
Columbia, and fairly large quantities of 
both are to be found on Vancouver Isl- 
and. There are several species of cas- 
cara. but only Cascara Sagrada (Rham- 
nus Purshiana) has a commercial viilit,' 
at the present time and this is known 
locally as rtaerefl bark and CBittem hark. 
The other ttpeClefl have somewhat sim- 
ilar medicinal properties) bUl are 
used to any great extinl. The common 
barberry, liotanieally known as Ber- 
beris Acquifollum, and which is well 
known locally us the Oregon grape, has 
a commercial value and Is shipped to 
Kurope In quantities, chiefly from vari- 
ous parts of Oregon. The root is the 
chief part employed In medicine, but tha 
grapes are also used. Alder buckthorn, 
or common buckthorn, botar.ioally 
known as Rhamnns Frangula so close- 
ly resembles the Cascara Sagrada that 
the drug stores in the East commonly 
sell this for the genuine article, and the 
general public, not knowing the differ- 
ence accept it as such, although there 
Is no comparison as to the medicinal 
qualities. Parke, Davis & Co. were, I 
belie-ve, the first to Introduce this drug 
several years ago. I unite agree witli 
the writer that there is a splendid op- 
portunity here on Vancouver and the 
adjacent islands to establish an indus- 
try of a very profitable nature, both in 
tho assembling, curing and gron-ing of 
native plants for home and export 
trade. I know that this opportunity 
exists, and to those who are really in- 
terested In the development of this 
enterprise I shall be pleased to give 
the/m facts and figures which I think 
will convince the most sceptical. 

2504 Richmond Road, virtoriu, is. t. 1 ., 

Dee. 22. 1914. 


Capital Pai i Dp • - • «lo,tM,tM.t« 

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Total Assets (October, 1114). Z5t,UI,«o3.2f 

Branches throughout Canada and 
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S|K>kane and Mexico City, and 
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world over. 

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and Letters of Credit 

issued by the Bank of Montreal 
provide a safe and most convenient 
supply of ready money when 
travelling. Negotiable in all parts 
of the world. 


Sup*, af gritiak CehaaaaU Branches, 




Capital (authorized) $6,000,000 Capital (paid up) $2,860,000 


President - - - - Sir D. H. McMillan, K. C M. G.,, 

Vice-President Capt Wm. Robinson 

Jas. H. Ashdown A. McTavish Campbell W. J. Christie 

Hon. D. C. Cameron H. T. Champion John Slovel 

General Manager ... Robt. Campbell 

Supt. of Branches -, - - L. M. McCarthy 

Bills of Exchange, Drafts and Orders on all Countries bought and sold. 
Canadian Bankers' Association Money Orders sold. 
Collections made in all parts of Canada, and in foreign countries. 
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dealings* to <8?;. from which It rose 

fractionally only to decline again in the 
final hours. Support of this stock was 
rather indifferent throughout the ses- 
sion, and the closing was correspond- 
ingly weak. That the Steel Corpora- 
tion is hopeful of improved trade con- 
ditions, however, was shown by an of- 
licial statement issued after the close 
or the market, to the effect that no 
general reduction In the wage system 
would be made at this time. 

In the early stock trading Reading 
and L,ehigh Valley were conspicuous for 
their relative strength, both gaining a 
point on the decision of the Federal 
■ ourt. which declared that Lehigh 
Valley hud not evaded the anti-trust 
laws in its relations with some of its 

LSethlehem -.Steel preferred was an- 
' iher isolated Instance of strength. 
Among the minor specialities, Central 
JLitather rose on the increase of its divi- 
dends from 2 to '■'• per cent. Announce- 
Ml tit that the Virginia Chemical pre- 
ferred dividend had been deferred be- 
cause of the state of the cotton .indus- 
try occasioned no surprise and failed 
to bring out any of the stock. 

Bonds were irr.^uliir. with Tree sell- 
ing of the active groups. Total sales 
iiar value), 11,575,000. United States 
Uovenunent coupon S's advanced % per 
cent on call. 

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Alaska Gold 

Amal. Copper 

Amor. Aar I'hemlcal. . 

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Heavy Offerings Keep Market 
in State of Depression — 
Some Few Securities Fur- 
nish Exceptions to Rule, 

NEW YOKK, Dec. «.— -That tha aup« 
ply of securities continues In exce«i of 
the demand waa again demonstrated by 
the heavy course of today's bull move* 
ment en the atock exchange. Many of 
tho better known and seasoned {amies 
of leaa importance, tnclodlng the. low 
priced eoppera, were quoted at bottom 
figure*. The weakness In tho metal 
group appeared to hare ita oasis la an- 
other aevaro cut In the arlce of tho 
metal, due to lack of demand 

Untterf States Steel aaaumed Its old 
po»M«n of leader, failing in the early 


B. * K. nread Flour. t*er 

4»-lb. sack 

Lake of lh« Woods, bag.. 

Royal Household, baa: 

Royal Standard, bag 

Uoffefa lies', baa; 

Fnnwtlake, bag 

Purity, bag 

Wild Rose, bar 

Gold Bral. per aack 

Five Moin, aaCk 


R. C. Granulated, 20-lb. sk. 
B. C. Granulated. 10i)-lb. <k, 
at eat 

Beer, per lb 

Dueka, per lb 

Geese, per I h 

Konl. Id 

Chickens, mllR tod, n> 

Turkeys, per n, 

Mutton — 

Forequarters, per lb 

Hlad«|uartera, per lb 

New Zealand Mutton, lb.. 
Lamb, forequartors, it.,. ... 

Lamb Hindquarters, lb. .. 
Loeal U-g Mutton ....... 

Local Foroquarlet-8 .Mutton 

Orange*, per dozen 

Jap Oranges, box 

California l'ears. basket.. 
Lemona. California, dos. .. 
Apples, local, near, bos. . . 

Okanagan Applea 

feaaanas. par dos 

Imp. Malaga Orapee, lb. . 
Cornlohoa Grapea. basket. 

Grapefruit, each 

Caessba Melon, each 

Lug boxes Real Bmperer 

Grapes, I lbs. for 

Lug boxes Malaga Orapea 

par lb 

Cat>e Cod Cranaarriee. peb le, 

lta »an Chestnuta. lb 

Japeuaoss Chestnuts, lb. .. 
Jersey Cranberries, lb. ... 


Ashcroft Fata Was 

B. C. Potatoes 

•mm, now, par bunco.... 

S loach. • lbs. 
abaca, aaar, lb. ........ 
rite, gar lb. 

Kb to*, ben e*. ..••«»..•■• 
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Prime Municipal Debentures have 
always been recojrnlied a» among tha 
very beat posalblo safe and remunera- 
tive Investment*; but heretofore they 
were only available to tho capitalist, 
i.e., the purchaser had to pay cash. 

We Own and Offer to 

Sell a Few $500 Five Per 

Cent Bonds 

Issued By « First-Class Brit- 
ish Columbia Municipality 

Ensv terms, viz., 147.50 cash, balance 
J.'O.OO per month. 

« per rent on deferred payment, 
prepayment If desired; and any timo 
after tho bonda you buy are paid for 
we guarantee to loan you 1350.00 on 
each 25OO.0O bond for nix months, at 
ordinary hank interest. 

F.veryone who la saving should 
avail themselves of this exceptional 
opportunity. • 

Interest always sure and payable 
on the day. Ask your banker, finan- 
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Write for particulars today. 

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122 Hastings Street West 

Aeroiinta Milinfm torily bandied by 

Dry OaiasM. it lb. 

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Special Sale 


a P. af. 

Of Elegant and Costly Cut Glass, 
Sterling Silver and Silver Depot 
Ware, Plated Ware, Cutlery and 
China; also Furniture and Effects 
of a High-Class Order. 

Lnolnding; Out <:ia«s Bowls, Vases, 
Jtiss, Hon Hon Dishes. Hugars and 
Qreftmg, Nappies, Celery Dlahea, Al- 
tnori'l Olshes. and a Fine Lot of other 
'Places ff fnt Glaes, ir> Aasorted Pieces 

of Silver DepOfl WaPej 36 Pieces of 
Assorted Sterling Silver, Casserole Dish- 
es. i;niie,. pishea, Plated HJIectrJc Ket- 
tle. Toastct 1 ami Percolator, Maltogany 
8-I)av GlOOft, fullery, Carving Seta and 
other Plain] and Silver Ware, etc. 


Ineiudtngi Reed Chairs and Rockers, 
Oak Library Table, Oak Leather Seat 
Arm Chairs, RocKers, Jardiniere Stands, 
Wick. . i- Te:, Table, Very Cood Carpet 
H(|tiHiex, All-BrtiBH Bedsteads, Iron Bed- 
steads, Suilnit*. Mattre^aes, Mahogany 
and Oak Chiffoniers, Mahogany and Oak 
Dressers. Dressers and Stands, Bedding, 
Large Doll House, Paintings. Kitchen 
rabies. Lot of New Enamel Ware, 
Washing Machine, Wringer, steel Range, 
Heaters, Tubs, Parlor Stovea, Lot of 
Italslns, etc. Now on view. 

HATIilD k BOHS, Anctloaaors 

■ ■ - ■ ■ — . ■ 

Spanish Onions, 4 lbs .25 

California Pickling Unions. 

8 lbs .88 

pmpklns. lb .02 

Cauliflowers, lb 18 aaS .20 

Pweet Potatoes, 8 lbs. ... .25 

salmon .15 

Halibut .livfc 

Cad .10 

t Lilian Maddie .18H! 

Soles .', .11 <* 

Herring, per I* k .SI 

Skate .10 

gmoita .18«S'! 

Whiting .lift 

Bseulmalt Oystera. dos. .. .bt 
Daarr t r > o»Sia u a aaa gjga* 

Contest Egg» ••■■ .«» ' 

Local, trash, dos. ........ 

■astern Egg*. «oa. ,a» 

comox ■..."••//••••• •** 

ssaoaaank tcmuiwaoki. ... , t g 

Oowlehan Creamerr .SS 

gait Spring Island, lb. ... .«a 

Now a oalaag. lb it to to 

Sagllsh gtiltaa, par lb,..., •Mtf -.-M^ 
ctlaadtaa SUHaa, ratio... jfgf 

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Shop early and 
avoid the after- 
noon and evening 

Beautiful and Useful Christmas Gifts for All 

Every Department in This Big Store Is Full oi Seasonable 

— Gift Suggestions — 




Shop early and 
avoid the after- 
noon and evening 


A Special Christmas Sale of Ladies 9 Dressing 

Gowns at Half Price 

ONE of the most acceptable and useful Christmas gifts is a warm Dressing Gown. They 
make appropriate gifts and this special sale makes them quite ..inexpensive. They 
come in a big range of light and dark shades in warm flannelettes, full length and smartly 
finished with satin facings, others are made in Japanese Kimono style or with shirred 
back with belt effect. All sizes from 34 to 4 4 bust. 

Regular $3.00 Values for $1.50 

Regular $5.00 Values for $2.50 

— Fir»t Floor 

Princess Mary's Gift Book 

All profits from the sale of this 
book will be given to the Queen's 
"Work for Women" Fund. Com- 
piled and edited by H. R. H. Prin- 
cess Mary. 

Contributions by J. M. Barric, G. A. 
Birmingham, Hall Caine. Charles 
Garvice, Rudyard Kipling, Baroness 
Orczy, Kate Douglas YViggin and 
others. Thirteen full-page colored 
illustrations and many black and 

-wIh+c— pi cture s . — Special, 
per copy 


Useful Gift Suggestions 
for Women 

See Special Window Displays on View and 
Broad Streets 

A Handsome Set of Furs 

Would make an ideal gift, and one that 
any woman would be proud to receive. 
From such a large selection and with 
prices so reasonable, the following will 
appeal to you. 

Ermine Neck Piece at . . . $65.00 

Ermine Muff at $125.00 

Ermine Tie» at $15.00, $\ 7.50 to. . .$45.00 

Mink Capes at $125.00 and $150.00 

Mink Muffs to match at $125 and $150.00 
Russian Kolinsky in cape effects from 

$25.00 to ....'....., $85.00 

Fitch Stoles from $25.00 to $65.00 

$25.00 Winter Coats <CT Cf. 

One of these handsome Coats will make a 
most acceptable Christmas gift for any lady. 
Such a nice range to choose from, and there 
are values up to $25.00 being offered for 
$7.50. Baimacaan, belt and cape effects, as 
well as other novelty styles. 

$15.00 and $25.00 Dresses for Afternoon 
and Evening Wear Ql/Z EZ{\ 

Today apO.OU 

There are many women who would be de- 
lighted to receive one of these smart Dresses 
for afternoon wear in plain or fancy silks, 
or one of the Evening Dresses in fancy nets, 
chiffon or Dresden effects. An appropriate 
gift to be bought at a rare bargain price. 

A Smart Tweed Skirt C 1 C A 

Worth $4.50 for .. . .%pl. OU 

If you wish to give an inexpensive but real, 
serviceable gift, send your friend one of 
these Cloth Skirts that we are offering at an 
exceptionally low price. They are good, 
useful qualities in heavy tweeds and plain 
cloth, and there are values up to $4.50 be- 
ing sold for $1.50. 

Dainty Brassieres for Christmas Gifts 

.Give your friend a delightful surprise and 
send her one of these dainty H. & W. Br&5* 
sieres — as useful 05 it is beautiful. 
' A very fine model, the body made of batiste 
with yoke of embroidery, stayed at edge 
with soutache braid and outlined with bead- 
ing; fastening in back. Special at . . .$1.50 
An uncommon model of all-over embroidery 
for medium and stout figures. The arms 
and front trimmed with cluny edging; front 

fastening. Splendid value for $2.50 

A model made specially for evening wear, 
being cut very low and is made of Irish 
lace and satin ribbon, to fasten in front. 
Beautiful garment for $3.r- 

— CoraeU, Fir»t Floor 

A Choice Selection of tf»/^ r[/\ 

Silk WaisU at . . $£.D\) 

If this is the price you intend giving for a 
gift for a lady friend, why not consider a silk 
waist? Every lady likes to have a good sup- 
ply of waists and we are quite sure she would 
appreciate one of these. There arc plain 
silks in a very wide assortment of shades, 
while there's an excellent range of striped 
and fancy designs to choose from. Every 
Waist in this offering is a particularly good 
quality. There are values in the range worth 
up to $5.00. Your choice at $2.50 

Brushed Wool Sweater Set 

What lady would not like to receive one of 
these cosy sets for a Christmas gift? They 
are ideal garments for Winter wea^ look 
smart and particularly attractive. These sets 
are new and fashionable and can be had in 
all the popular shades. Very special, per 

Fancy Tea Apron* Cftr* 

special at •«.•••«•••••■•••••••••. %j \j ^^ 

Tea Aprons make most acceptable gifts, and 
any one of these will be thoroughly appreci- 
ated. There's an exceptionally fine assort- 
ment to choose from In dotted Swiss muslins, 
plain muslins and lawns, all trimmed in a 
variety of dainty ways with fine laces, in- 
sertions and lace edgings. Some are very 
prettily finished with colbred ribbons. 

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A Clearance of 

Children's Cook 

Stoves, Today 

Special Christmas Sale 

Regular Values to $4.50 

Clearing at 

HERE'S a splendid chance for men to buy a 
No matter what shape Hat yon usually 
offering that will suit you, and at a price much 
stiffs, crushes, fedora and telescope shapes in a 
velour and scratch finish. Some with fancy ban 
Regular values to $4.50. Clearing today at . 

One of these stoves will keep a 
girl quiet and amused for hours, for 
every little girl, and big ones, too, 
take a delight in cooking and es- 
pecially so when they have a cook- 
ing range all to themselves. The 
larger ranges in this offering are 
not merely toys, especially the elec- 
trically heated" ones. The hot plate 
alone being worth more than we ask 
for the entire outfit. Each stove is 
properly fitted. with all cooking uten- 

Regular $2.50 "values for $1.00 

Regular $3.50 vaiues for $1.50 

Regular $5.90 values for .$2.50 

Electric Stoves — 

Regular $11.75 values for $5.00 

Regular $ J 5.00 values for $7.50 

— j I iyiand. Second Floor 

Clockwork and Electric Rail- 
ways Clearing at Half Price 

Sixty-luo lots to clear at half price 
and less, should cause these trains to 
run out of this store today in double 
quick time. 

Regular $1.50 values for 75£ 

Regular $1 75 values for $1.00 

Regular $2 75 values for. $1.50 

Regular $4.00 values for ....... $2.O0 

Regular $5.00 values for $:i.50 

Regular $7.50 values for ..$3.50 

K'L-ular $10.50 values for $5.25 

— Toyland, Second Floor 

A Big Clean- Up of Dressed Dolls 
in Toyland Today 

Practical Gift 
Suggestions for Men 

Can Be Gathered From the View Street 
Window Displays 

Men's $25.00 Overcoats <C 1 C 7C 

For 4* jLOmi *3 

These are splendid quality Overcoats in 
heavy tweeds, meltons and beavers. Several 
smart styles to choose from in single and 
double-breasted, and with belt backs and two- 
way collars. Broken sizes makes this reduc- 
tion possible. A good opportunity to secure 
a smart Coat at a low price. 

Men's $18.00 Suits <C 1 1 TR 

Good serviceable Suits in fancy tweeds, 
serges and worsteds. Single and double- 
breasted styles, and there is a good range 
of shades and patterns to select from. Most 
sizes included. A chance to buy a good use- 
ful Suit for Christmas. 

Men's $15.00 and $18.00 <CQ TC 

Smoking Jackets for %J5>^» / O 

Warm, cosy Jackets for house or office wear. 
One of these jackets would make a most ac- 
ceptable gift for Christmas, your choice from 
a good selection of materials, patterns and 
coloring?. Every one marked at a bargain 

Men's Fancy Vest 

Values to $7.00 for . . . . . $3.75 

Values to $4.50 for $2.75 

Smart, serviceable qualities in various styles, 
designs and colors, and all have knitted wool 
backs. A feature, every man appreciates. 
Hundreds of Fancy Vests are given away as 
Christmas gifts. Your friend would be 
pleased with one. The lowered prices will 
enable you to give a better quality and cost 
you less. 

Men's Neckwear 

One of our special Christmas offerings is a 
splendid assortment of four-in-hand Ties, all 
neatly packed in individual fancy boxes, 
ready for presentation. These Ties come in 
plain and fancy silks, in a large as- 
sortment of shades and patterns. They are 
well made Ties and a specially large purchase 
for our three stores enables us to offer bet- 
ter values for less. Special Xmas Sale, 
each v 25c 

Silk Neckwear 

Four-in-Hand Style, with nice wide ends, very 
pretty designs and good quality. ' Each Tie 
packed in pretty Christmas box. Special 

value, each 50c 

Similar style Ties in very handsome designs 
and patterns, beautiful quality silks, each 75c 

Men's Furnishings 

White Jap Silk Muffler*, large size, ea. $1.25 
Suede and Fancy Leather Collar Boxes, each 

$2.00 to $1.00 

Handkerchiefs, mercerized and with fancy 
colored borders, 2 for 25c and 3 for. . .25c 
Wool, Abo Wool and Silk Mufflers in shot 
effects, full length and width, all prices S3. 00 

to . 50c 

Handkerchiefs, in white cambric and linen, 
also with initial. Various qualities and sizes 
and all prices up from 2 for 25c 

Fancy Jewelry 

Useful Jewelry Sets settle many gift prob- 
lems for men. These sets are always useful 
and serviceable, and every man appreciates 
a complete set that matches. We have an 
excellent assortment to choose from and they 
are all packed in neat presentation boxes. 
Tie pin, cuff links and tie clip all to match, 

per set $1.50 

Tie Pins in a very large assortment from 75c 

to $1.50 

Fancy Tie Clips, each 50C and 25c 

Men's Watch Fobs, special value at. . .$1.75 

Men's Gloves 

Fin* Dress Kid Gloves, silk lined. Regular 

$2.5o values for, pair .$2.00 

Heavy Cape Kid Dress or Driving Cloves 

in tan shades, silk lined, $2.00 values for 

pall •*!•■• #•»*•••■• »••••••••• ^l*OU 

Fins Dress Kid Gloves, tan color, unlined. 

Regular $2.25 value for, pair $1.75 

Gray Sonde and Tan Kid Gloves, all sizes. 
Special per pair $1.00 

of Men's Hats 


smart new Hat for Christmas, 
wear, you will find one in this 
below the regular. There are 
large variety, including plush, 
ds, and others plain. All sizes. 

— Main Floor 

3x6 Japanese Woven Mat 
for 30c 

For today and Thursday we of- 
fer one of' these large size Jap- 
anese woven mats at a very low 
price. A woven mat of this size 
and quality is worth 50c. These 
will make splendid Christmas gifts 
for small cost. Your choice from 
a nice range of Oriental effects 
and good colorings. Special each, 

v 30c 

— First Floor 

Indian Burnt Leather Collar 
Boxes. Special at $1.00 

A very acceptable gift for men 
and one that is fully appreciated. 
Good quality leather with Indian 
design and initial burnt on free. 
Full size, special, each . . . .$1.00 

— -Art Dept., Firit Floor 

Indian Burnt Leather 

A gift that any lady would be 
pleased to receive. They are 
so handsome and look superi- 
or, too. We. have an excellent 
assortment from which you can 
choose, and they are all beau- 
tifully made and finished. Prices 
range from $2.75 to. . . .$5.75 

— First Floor 

Children's Fur Sets 

Your little girl would be de- 
lighted with one of these Fur Sets, 
they are so cosy and warm, and 
look so attractive. A big assort- 
ment to choose from, including: 

Lambs' Wool Sets, in various styles, 
muff and necklet to match, at. per 

set, $4.50 to *8. 75 

Rabbit Fur Sets, from $2.75 to «5.75 
Bear Fur Sets, /arious sizes, from 

$1.00 to »2.00 

Imitation Fox, from $2.75 to «3.RO 
Lambs' Wool Stoles. Regular $6.90 

value for S2.90 

Separate Muffs and Necklets in vari- 
ous styles can be had at all prices 
up from 50«£ 

Useful Gift Suggestions for 
Kiddies and Boys 

Buster Suits, in silk corduroy, fancy 
1 Acnls and Wpr&tcus, very smartly 
trimmed. Sizes 2 lo 6 years. At 
all prices from $4.00 to "....*7.50 

Fancy Hats for both kiddies and boys. 
These can tie had in a variety of 
shapes and styles and in all colors 
and shepherd's checks and tweed 
effects. Special values at 50c, 75c 
and «1.00 

Overcoats in reefer, single and double- 
breasted styles, and a large variety 
of serviceable colors and shades. 
All sizes and prices up from *3.75 

Gloves, in Scotch wool, knitted, all 
colors and black, from, per pair. 2.V. 
?5c and 50< 

Mocha Gloves, wool lined, all sizes. 
Per pair 65^ 

Stockings, good quality cashmere, also 

Buster Brown. Per pair !S5ci 

— Main Floor 

Practical Suggestions in Table 
and Fancy Linens 

Cluny Lace Doylies, Centres and Run- 
ners. Each, 75c to S9.SO 

Madeira Doylies and Centres. Each, 
85c, $1.00 to »2.25 

Irish Linen Hand-Embroidered Doy- 
lies, 35c to #3.50 

Fancy Linens, Including Batten- 
berg, Drawnwork, Muslin 
and Embroidered 

Runners, Squares and Pillow Shams. 

Each. 35ojto fl.OO 

Pure Irish Linen Runners and Tea 

Cloths. Each, $1.20 to ...JUK.O© 
Linen Table Cloths, in all sizes and 

qualities, $1.65 to S)f>.5© 

Linen Table Napkins, in various sizes 

and qualities, $275 to f ll.OO 

Linen Table Cloths end Napkins to 

match. Per set, $3.50 to ,.*-5O.O0 

— MaJa Fleer 

Extra Good Values in White 

Flannelette Nightgowns at 

75c, $1.00 and $1.25 

Jsist Oeestes Up 

A special purchase of Ladies' White 
flannelette Nightgowns, Jirtt ;;iia- 
paefced and on sale today. 1 
Gowns are manaficture* ttom 
good quality flannelettes and . 
are ill marked tt inexpensive price* 
Tbe quality will sell these ai' 
at #i.25 v #t.0d and 



Beautiful Gift Books 

"The Chimes." By Chas. Dickens. 
Beautifully illustrated by Hugh 
Thomson. In fancy box. Price, 
each . . . .- *1.75 

Stories From the Arabian Nights. 
Illustrated by Edmond Dulac. In 
fancy box. Each S1.75 

"A Christmas Carol." By Chas. 
Dickens. Beautifully illustrated in 
colors. Packed in fancy box. 
Each $1.75 

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Illus- 
trated by W. Pogany — 

. Cloth binding. Each *2.SO 

Leather binding. Each . ...$3.50 

The Legends of Vancouver; By E. 

Pauline Johnson — 
i New edition, illustrated. Each 
'.. 81.00 

Bound in cloth. Each $1.50 

Harrison Fisher's Art Gift Books, 
$1.50 Value for »1.00_These are 
large-size Books, full of this famous 
artist's popular sketches, printed in 
colors, with a quotation to suit 
each picture. 

— Minn Floor 

Block Calendars at Half Price 

A Splendid Range of the Famous 
Block Calendars to go at half price. 
A text or quotation for each day, 
to tear off. Quotations from 
Shakespeare, Longfellow, Tenny- 
son, Turner, Dickens and others, 
also Biblical subjects. Regular 50c 

value, for '." 25<* 

— Main Floor 

Stationery de Luxe 

High Quality Stationery, packed in 
very handsome presentation boxes. 
Per box, 35c, 75c, $1.00, $1.25 
and ass.oo 

— Main Floor 

Give "Her" a Pair of Gloves 

But be sure it is a pair of Tre- 
fousse, Perrin's or Dent's for these 
are the best Gloves for ladies on 
the market, and she will appreci- 
ate your wise decision. 

Trefousse Dorothy Glace Kid Gloves 
— In tan, brown, navy, green, wine, 
slate, beaver, white and black. Self, 
white and black points; two-clasp. 
Per pair $1,50 

Trefousse Dorothy Suede Gloves — 
Pique sewn; in grey, tan, brown and 
Mack) two-clasp. Per pair, $1.50 

Trefousse Gloves for Evening Wear. 
12-button length. Per pair, S2.50 
16-button length. Per pair, $3.25 
20-butlon length. Per pair, $4.00 

Spencer's dove and Merchandise 
Scrip Issued for Any Amount. 

Perrin's Marchionesse Glace Kid 
Gloves — In colors slate, tan, brown, 
navy, green, white and black; two- 

, clasp. Special, per pair ....$1.00 

Dent's Dogskin Gloves — Heavy 
weight quality, tan only; one-clasp. 
Special, per pair $1.00 

Ladies' Dogskin Gloves — English 
make, extra quality, in tan only; 
one-clasp. Per pair $1.25 

lildren's Dogskin Gloves — In sizes 

000 to l. Pair 7Se> 

Sizes 2 to 6. Pair $1.00 

— Main Floor 

Inexpensive Gift Suggestions 
From the Main Floor 

Muslin and Lace .Collar a, in all the 
newest shapes and designs. Various 
prices up from 25e> 

Windsor Ties and Scarfs in a good 
assortment of colors. Each, 65c 
and »a< 

Mufflers, in white and colors, also in 
black and white; packed in pretty 
boxes. All prices up from . . . 7Sf 

Handkerchiefs in a very wide assort- 
ment and all prices from, per dozen, 

60c to ...........,<.,...... a^.oo 

Also in many other prices too 
numerous to mention. 

— Mai* Floor 

Beautifully Dressed Dolls, in vari- 
ous sizes, apd some have the, clothes 
made to take off 'and on; a source of 
endless delight toevery child. Dolls 
with China heads and moveable 
limbs; some go to sleep and others 
are dressed as long clothes babies. 
Get in early and have first choice. 
This is a chance that may never oc- 
cur again. ' 

Regular values to $12.50 &/i E(\ 

Regular values to $5.75 

Regular values to $3.00 
for .. 

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— Toyland, Second Floor 

A Regular $2.65 Doll's Bed 
Today for $1.25 

A strongly, made Bed, finished in 
white enamel with gilt knobs and 
mounts. Size of bed measures 12 in. 
wide x 24* in. long, finished com- 
plete with mattress and pillow. All 
made in Victoria. 

. — Tortand, Socood Floor 

"The Lads in Navy Blue" 
Just arrived, per copy 28c 

— ■ Mask, First Floor 


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